Dear Nature's Child

This exhibition looks at the life and legacy of William Curtis and also highlights work recently undertaken to incorporate into the Allen Gallery garden some of the plants illustrated in the early editions of the Botanical Magazine.

William Curtis: the fascinating story of one of the greatest naturalists of the 18th century. He produced influential studies of various flora and fauna, gave demonstrations and lectures at Chelsea Physic Garden and pioneered the study of urban nature with his publication Flora Londinensis. His Botanical Magazine, arguably his greatest legacy, was first published in 1787 and proved so popular that it still survives today.

The exhibition title is a line from a poem on his tombstone, now lost, in St Mary's Church, Battersea.

The Allen Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10.30am until 4.30pm.

Event Details


Saturday 1 June to Saturday 20 July 2019


The Allen Gallery, 10 - 12 Church Street, Alton, Hampshire. GU34 2BW


Free entry

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