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KEW GARDENS: Marianne North Gallery

A vivid collection of 19th century botanical art, the gallery is a treat for both art lovers and adventurous minds. As a woman who defied convention, North travelled the world solo to record the tropical and exotic plants that captivated her.

She challenged the tradition of Victorian flower painting and chose to paint plants in their natural settings instead. Her work became a powerful record of the dramatic landscapes she visited and the plants that inhabit them – years ahead of the invention of colour photography.

Now, North’s vast collection of paintings is on permanent display here at Kew, exhibited in geographical order for you to follow in her footsteps.

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Botanical Gardens 250th Anniversary and Quiz

kew250Speaking of green London, here’s a quiz from Euromaxx:

Founded in 1759, it is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. More than 30,000 different plants grow in the park and its glasshouses. Here, too, is the world-famous Palm House, built in 1848. About a million visitors come here each year to stroll through the extensive grounds.

Our question is: What is the name of the famous botanical gardens that are celebrating their 250th anniversary this year, and where are they located?

Celebrating 250th year this summer, May to Sept, Happy Birthday!

If you found the answer, you can write to Euromaxx at:

DW TV euromaxx
Voltastrasse 6
13355 Berlin, Germany

The deadline is May 22nd. Please don’t forget the keyword: “Botanical Gardens”