Garden of knowledge

 

I am absolutely fascinated by the timelessness and exquisite details of these specimens. Some were collected over a hundred years ago, and I often find myself dreaming about the adventures of the collectors, their dedication to chart where they found their treasures and leave behind a map of beauty and history.

These images were taken whilst volunteering at the School of Botonay - Melbourne University Herbarium and are only a tiny sample of the specimens available.