Lytes Cary Manor House Exhibition, Herbarium.

1st July - 30th September 2016

Herbarium - a collection of preserved plant specimens. These specimens may be whole plants or plant parts: they will usually be in a dried form mounted on a sheet but, depending upon the material, may also be kept in alcohol or other preservative.

Lytes Cary Manor is a very intimate Medieval House whose owner Henry Lyte translated one of the first Herbal Remedies Manual, Niewe Herball in 1578 from the Dutch the Cruydeboeck (of Rembert Dodoens, Antwerp, 1564) and dedicated it to Elizabeth I.

Last weekend Studio BOO held a workshop at Lytes Cary Manor in Somerset. Drawing on inspiration from the Herbarium book and gardens Studio Boo provided a sensory exploration of the text. The workshop was devised for children to create different herb print formations and 3D paper bunches, using a combination of printed herb details and hand printed leaves.

The workshop was part of the 'Herbarium' exhibition hosted by the National Trust working in partnership with Somerset Art Works.

The school workshops were funded by InspirED Somerset