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Harvard University Herbaria

Harvard University, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
+1 617-495-3045
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Awesome collection, collectively some of the great herbaria of the world

This place goes a long way back in American plant research. The collection of herbaria represent a... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2016
Alan B
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Toronto, Canada
Harvard's Collection of Glass Flowers

Because I have always been involved with growing flowers, especially orchids, I have always wanted... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2015
Richard S
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Leesburg, Florida
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25 Mar 2016
“Awesome collection, collectively some of the great herbaria of the world”
19 Nov 2015
“Harvard's Collection of Glass Flowers”
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Originally called the "Museum of Vegetable Products" when it was founded in 1858, today this museum focuses on the study of useful plants and economic botany.
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

This place goes a long way back in American plant research. The collection of herbaria represent a lot of early collection in North America and the home of the Grey Index. It is not open to the public but does open occasionally. If you get...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2015

Because I have always been involved with growing flowers, especially orchids, I have always wanted to see the glass flowers at Harvard. As a child, living near Harvard, friends often told my parents that they should take me to see the exhibit. It didn't happen...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2015

I had to check the link to make sure that the herbaria was the place you wanted reviewed. It is a quick look-see (unless you are studying botany) and quite amazing. One in a kind place and well worth seeing. The rest of the museum...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2013

There is some truly amazing stuff here - glass models of plants (that you wouldn't even guess what they are made of) and so much other stuff then in the natural history...

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Reviewed 2 December 2008

You won't believe that these glass models of flowers..over 3,000 on display..are made of glass. The 19th century glass artisans were unbelievably talented. Until March 2008, they have an exhibition of the marine creatures made by Leopold and Rudolph Blashka...jellyfish, anemomes, octupus...which they made before...More

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