China Landscape

3 May – 27 October 2008 
West Lawn, Museum forecourt
Exhibition closed

Sponsored by Bank of Beijing
Supported by China Now, Camden and Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew

China Landscape represented a unique partnership between the British Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, celebrating a shared vision to strengthen cultural understanding and support biodiversity conservation across the world.

Located in the British Museum’s forecourt, the landscape featured elements of a traditional Chinese scholar’s garden and explores the medicinal benefits, economic properties, artistic influences and cultural traditions of plants and shrubs from western China.

Books related to the exhibition

Chinese Silk, by Shelagh Vainker
Aurel Stein on the Silk Road, by Susan Whitfield
Flowers, by Marjorie Caygill