[webinar recording] ‘The Glory of the Gardens’: Palms and the Making of Kew

Watch it again! The nineteenth-century fascination with palms finds its ultimate expression in the Palm House at Kew. Kate Teltscher explores the Victorian notion that palms were the noblest of all plants, far surpassing European vegetation in beauty, scale, abundance, and utility. Supplying every necessity of life and endless trading opportunities, palms signified a range […]

2022 Biennial Recap

Well, another Biennial has come and gone – this one equally amazing, yet completely different from the last; while Colombia was almost entirely walking through dense habitat with a public garden sprinkled in, Hawaii’s biennial consisted entirely of public and private gardens. And despite not visiting any palms in their native habitat, we saw many […]