Weird Plants by Chris Thorogood
Venus fly trap by Chris Thorogood
In this free exhibition of illustrations by Chris Thorogood, from his book of the same name, Chris reveals the weird, the wonky, and the sinister specimens he has encountered during his travels in the wide 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 duplicitously look, feel and even smell like a female insect to bamboozle sex-crazed male bees to giant pitcher plants that have evolved toilets for tree shrews to carnivorous plants that drug, drown, and consume unsuspecting insect prey, Weird Plants takes us deep inside the worlds of plants whose imaginative and calculating survival methods are startlingly reminiscent of human schemes.
Booking: Not Required
Venue: Ground floor temporary exhibition @ Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Dates: Saturday 15th June 2019 - Sunday 1st September 2019
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 17:30
Tuesday 20th August 2019
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