Introduction to Marianne North

Join Philip Kerrigan from the University of York for a fascinating talk about Marianne North's work.

The Marianne North Gallery

Date and time

Saturday 22 June

1pm to 1.45pm


Included with entry to the Gardens

Booking advisable: please call 0208 332 3622


Marianne North Gallery

Learn more about Marianne North's incredible art. Join us at the Marianne North Gallery for a fascinating talk by Philip Kerrigan from the University of York. 

An unsung pioneer in botanical art, Marianne North travelled the world solo to record the tropical and exotic plants that captivated her.  

Find out how she created this incredible collection of 800 paintings at Kew, what made her so different from conventional botanical illustrators, and how her work reflects scientific thinking of the late 19th century. 

About the speaker 

Philip Kerrigan has a PhD from the Research Centre for Social Sciences at the University of York, and has undertaken research into how Marianne North’s paintings reflect the ideas of Charles Darwin and other scientific views of the late 19th century.