I was going to suggest a visit to Kew. It is truly fantastic and large areas
are much wilder than you expect. I loved the Palm House as well as some of
those great trees. Don't miss the Marianne North Gallery
For people with a medical bent there is a quirky herb garden in the Queen's
surrounding Kew Palace http://www.kew.org/heritage/places/dutchhouse.html .
The quotes from old herbals are sometimes very funny.
If you can somehow wangle a behind-the-scenes tour of the herbarium from a
professional colleague, as we were lucky enough to do, it is a treasure
house of original artwork (used every day) as well as a great store of plant
specimens. In 2003 my contact also recommended the little Italian restaurant
outside the entrance. You could get smaller servings and it was relatively
cheap and good.
Have a wonderful trip,
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From: "chris gralapp" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Thanks Diana and Margie,
> for some great information! I will definitely visit Cornilissen's while
> London. I am hoping they have a museum of plumology there. FYI, this
> be the Vesalius Trust Art and Anatomy tour of England and Scotland, and
> include several days at the AEIMS conference which is the European
> equivalent of the AMI / GNSI. Also, we will visti Bath and Oxford, the
> latter for the Ashmolean Library and their collection of early medical
> books. Then we will travel to Edinburgh for some in depth anatomical
> We will have one free day in London, and I hope to split it between a
> to Kew Gardens (I want to see some of the great trees) and the pen shop.
> Thanks again!
> Chris Gralapp, MA, CMI
> Medical and Scientific Illustration
> 415 454-6567
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