A Gardener's Herbarium

Pressed Botanicals and Photography
by Marin Master Gardeners
Cindy LaMar and Marybeth Kampman

Opening Reception:
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
5:30pm - 8:30pm

Exhibit through
May 14 - July 7, 2015


What is an Herbarium?

An herbarium is simply a collection of dried plant specimens. In current times the term herbarium refers to a place or institution where a collection of specimens is preserved for the purpose of research and long-term study. Plants are gathered in the field and scientifically identified and pressed. Herbariums are usually associated with universities, museums, or botanical gardens.

An herbarium can also be made for more personal or artistic reasons. It may start with a simple pressing of a flower or leaf between the pages of a book to be then used as a visual diary of a garden, a trip, or as inspiration for future writing or creative pursuits. In the Victorian era of the late 1800s, personal herbariums were popular. Pressing plants and flowers was the shared passion for the well-to-do as well as the common person.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday - Friday 1pm - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm