Transport yourself to NYBG's Orchid Show with your morning cup of coffee or tea! This ceramic mug features images from Woodlands Orchids, by English author, journalist, barrister, and orchid fancier, Frederick Boyle (1841-1914).
Woodlands Orchids consists of a description of the famous collection of orchids at Woodlands, an estate belonging to Mr. Robert Measures who commissioned Boyle to write a book about the history of his favorite plant. Boyle gathered together a number of tales of the adventures of orchid-seekers and the book is illustrated by colored plates of the rarer orchid species mentioned. Boyle's writings on orchids helped to inspire the craze for growing them known as orchidmania.
This stunning botanical work is housed in the Rare Book Collection of NYBG's LuEsther T. Mertz Library.
Ceramic mug Dishwasher and Microwave Safe Holds 12 oz.