“For here… the very ethos of botanical art
is being expressed through its combination
with that other altruistic pursuit, plant breeding.”
Royal Botanical Gardens
Plant breeding in Canada officially began in the 1880s when the House of Commons passed “An Act Respecting Experimental Farm Stations.” At this time, five experimental farms were set up across the country in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories (present day Saskatchewan), and British Columbia to begin to develop new plant varieties.
This travelling exhibition depicts 10 fruit plant breeding success stories from Canadian research stations located in British Columbia and Ontario. All of these beautiful botanical illustrations have been masterfully painted by local artist Joanne Beaulieu and are accompanied by text panels providing insight into the many improvements that Canadian plant breeders have contributed to the fruit industry.
The exhibition has a binder that outlines all of the specific technical, installation and conservation requirements. Also provided are suggested educational activities, additional information on the show, exhibition labels and photos.
Our curatorial team will work with you to best facilitate the required loan paperwork and help you promote the exhibition.
The cost for borrowing the exhibition is $300 per month, plus travel expenses.
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