Krutch Garden Florilegium Exhibit

“florilegium” (flawr-uh-lee-jee-em): a collection of botanical illustrations depicting the plants of an area.


As part of the Campus Arboretum’s 20th Anniversary Celebrations, this exhibit aims to inspire visitors to pause, observe, consider, and study the plant kingdom they inhabit. In so doing, we aim to inspire further education and greater care for plants as they are essential to both our environmental and human health. 


The illustrations on display represent an historic and scientific record of the Sonoran native plants collected and planted in the historic Joseph Wood Krutch Garden campus on the University of Arizona mall. More illustrations will be added until all 65 plant species on record in the Krutch Garden are documented. The Krutch Garden Florilegium will be housed in the UArizona Library Special Collections and available for exhibit from there in perpetuity.


The exhibit will be on display August 9 through December 27, 2022.

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special Thanks

To Caitlin Brown, independent contractor who coordinated the Fall 2022 florilegium exhibit with gracious support for the digitization and installation lent by Meg Jackson Fox, Associate Curator Academic and Public Programs with the Center for Creative PhotographyAlbert Cahmaillard, Exhibition Specialist with the University of Arizona Museum of ArtDavid Huber, Technician with the University of Arizona School of Art Digital Studio, and Pamela Pelletier, Community Planner, with the University of Arizona Laboratory of Tree Ring Research.









Monday, August 8, 2022 - 08:00 to Monday, December 26, 2022 - 17:00