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Ellen Exhibtion at Kew Gardens

Ellen Hutchins exhibition at Kew Gardens
Part of one of the display windows in the exhibition, Celebrating Ellen Huthcins, in the Library at Kew Gardens.

The first ever Ellen Hutchins exhibition in Britain has opened, at Kew Gardens, and is on until 1st November.

Ellen’s story is told through her beautiful drawings of seaweeds, her letters, and coverage of her plant finds in botanical books of the early 1800s. Framed by photographs of the landscapes of Bantry Bay, the co-star in Ellen’s story.

Learn how important botanical illustration was (and still is) to botanists, and the significant part that correspondence played in botany in the nineteenth century. Discover how important botanising was to Ellen, and the legacy that she left from her short life.

The exhibtion is free and open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. The Library building is on Kew Green, before the Elizabeth Gate into the gardens when walking from Kew Bridge train station.

The exhibition was opened by Anne Secord, and you can read what she said about how she discovered Ellen’s story and the significance of Ellen’s botanising. https://www.ellenhutchins.com/anne-secord-opening-of-exhibition-at-kew-gardens/