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Summer Events @ Andersen Horticultural Library

Glimpse the gardens of the Prince of Wales
Saturday, June 19, 1-3 p.m., Azalea Classroom (Oswald Visitor Center, 2nd floor, near restaurant)
Saturday, July 17, 1-3 p.m., Azalea Classroom
Free with Arboretum admission

A showing of rare books of botanical art, usually hidden away in climate-controlled rooms, includes two large volumes of exquisitely illustrated organic veggies and other plants from Prince Charles's garden.

Friends of Andersen Horticultural Library (FAHL) Events

Painting for the Prince, by botanical artist Kate Nessler
Wednesday, July 21, 6-9 p.m., MacMillan Auditorium
Friends members, $25; others, $32 (gate fee waived)

Internationally acclaimed artist Kate Nessler contributed paintings for the 2-volume set illustrating Prince Charles's garden plants. Evening includes reception, dinner, and talk and is open to the public.

Quarterly meeting: Book signing and talk on legendary naturalist, by John Moriarty
Monday, July 26, 1-2:30, Classroom 1 (Snyder building)
Friends members free*

John Moriarty, Bell Museum Associate, will talk about the life and times of Walter Breckenridge, legendary Minnesota naturalist and noted ecologist, ornithologist and artist, who died at age 100 in 2003. Breckenridge's autobiography, My Life in Natural History, edited by his daughter Barbara Breckenridge Franklin and John Moriarty, was recently published by the University of Minnesota Bell Museum of Natural History. The book traces Breckenridge's life, from boyhood in Iowa through travels to the Arctic and Galapagos Islands, and includes color plates of his paintings. Books will be available for purchase and signing by John Moriarty. Proceeds benefit the Breckenridge endowment fund that supports the museum.

* Arboretum members are welcome to join the Friends of Andersen Horticultural Library anytime. Membership dues ($10/yr, individuals; $15/yr, household) support the library. Members enjoy quarterly programs, reduced pricing on special events, and receive the Friends newsletter. Call 952-443-1405 or visit www.arboretum.umn.edu/library.aspx for more information.