Objects from the Temperate Palm House, an exhibition using remnants of historic palm trees once grown in the Botanic Garden’s Victorian palm houses will open at Bargain Spot project space in Edinburgh city centre on Friday 15th January 2016.
The exhibition engages eleven contemporary artists from Scotland, UK and Europe who will present new, existing and commissioned work alongside these artefacts from the collection of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
The artefacts include a variety of species originating in South America and the Asia-Pacific regions including Archontophoenix alexandrae, and the now threatened species Cryosophila nana, as well as sections of Livistona australis which was in 1960 the tallest palm in Britian at 72ft.
All are welcome to attend the preview on Friday 15 January, 6 – 8pm. The exhibition continues to 27 February 2016.
Objects from the Temperate Palm House is supported by Creative Scotland and Hope Scott Trust.
With thanks to Louise Galloway, Fiona Inches and the Horticulture team at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
Bargain Spot Project Space
12 Earl Grey Street, EH3 9BN, Edinburgh
Open: Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 6pm
Bargain Spot premises owned by City of Edinburgh Methodist Church.