Aboca Museum presents a new botanical diary. The 2018 edition is illustrated with the elegant images from The Garden, an illustrated weekly journal of horticulture in all its branches.
The flowers selected for the 2018 botanical diary are the following:
- Cover: Urceolina pendula
- January: Aquilegia stuarti
- February: Narcissus bicolor horsfieldi
- March: Azalea occidentalis vars.
- April: Tulipa sp.
- May: Richardia oethiopica
- June: Gladioli sp.
- July: Stigmaphyllon ciliatum
- August: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
- September: Passiflora watsoniana
- October: Cistus crispus
- November: Kaempferia rotunda
- December: Cestrum elegans.
The history of botany, in all its rarest and precious aspects, has always been part of Aboca’s project. The Garden was a weekly magazine founded in 1872 by William Robinson, head of the Botanical Gardens of Regent's Park, London. This periodical accompanied the development of British floriculture, promoting open lawns and flowerbeds decorated with wild country and mountain flowers. The fascinating plates that illustrated the issues were created by some of the most famous British painters and lithograph artists of the 19th century, including Henry George Moon, Beatrice Parsons, and Alfred Parson.
The original copies of the plates reproduced in the 2018 collection are kept at Aboca Museum’s Bibliotheca Antiqua.