Category Archives: Labelling

Visitors from Talfourd Avenue go Tropical

On Saturday the 15th of March the Tropical Biodiversity Glasshouse project had the pleasure of hosting families from the Talfourd Avenue group. They kindly agreed to come test our new (and hopefully improved) glasshouse tour, which was designed and created … Continue reading

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Tropical Agriculture – Community Authorship

Our intrepid tropical typographers, Emily and Sarah, are about to start putting text in to their signage designs.  I’m hoping that by blogging drafts of the text we plan to use it will be possible to refine and improve the … Continue reading

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Time of the signs

Welcome to Emily and Sarah from the Typography and Graphic Communication department.  These two second year students have the challenge of producing interpretative signage that will be effective in communication, look good and cope with warmth and humidity.  They also … Continue reading

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Labelling at Kew

While attending a review of the uses of the GBIF at Kew today I took the opportunity to check out the labelling system in use in their glasshouses before heading home.  Kew gardens is England’s major botanic garden with unrivalled … Continue reading

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Berlin Botanical Garden labelling system

Last Autumn I attended a workshop in Berlin for the i4Life project that was based at the botanic garden so i had the opportunity to look at the glasshouse displays there and record the labelling used.  The tropical fern glasshouse … Continue reading

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RHS Wisley Glasshouse labelling system

Perhaps one of the most impressive new glasshouses in the UK is that at the RHS gardens Wisley.  Under one elegantly curved roof is a range of environments split between warm temperate and humid tropical.  The glasshouse has a floor … Continue reading

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