Two amazing summer exhibitions
This summer, the Garden presents two inspiring exhibitions:
The beautiful, surprising, and often outright bizarre microscopic form of insects is presented in breathtaking clarity in this exhibition by British photographer Levon Biss. This series of beautifully-lit, high magnification portraits captures the microscopic form of insects in striking high-resolution detail. Displayed as large scale photographic prints up to 3m high, Microsculpture provides the viewer with an unique opportunity to study and appreciate this beautiful, hidden world.
Until Sun 22 September, daily from 10:00 | Inverleith House | Free
Supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery, awarding funds from Postcode Earth Trust.
In this exhibition of paintings, Chris Thorogood reveals the weird, the wonky, and the sinister specimens from the world of plants. Far from passively absorbing the sun's rays, these plants kill, steal and kidnap, making them dynamic participants in the ecosystems around them. From orchids that look, feel and even smell like a female insect to carnivorous plants that drug, drown, and consume unsuspecting prey, Weird Plants takes us deep inside the worlds of plants, some of which possess startling survival methods.
Until Sun 1 September, daily from 10:00 | John Hope Gateway | Free
In collaboration with Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum.
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