3 May 2022
Watch: The Economic Botany Collection — Hidden stories
Join historian Caroline Cornish to discover hidden stories of plant pioneers.
Within Kew’s Economic Botany Collection of over 100,000 artefacts, lie tales of individuals who have contributed to our knowledge of useful plants, but who’s stories have remained untold.
Here, Historian Caroline Cornish gives a voice to one such individual, Eleanor Ormerod (1828-1901) – a leading figure in the study of insects.
Find out more about her contributions to science that are preserved in our vast collection.