Garden to Table

Since ancient times, gardens have nourished and sustained families and communities. Gardens can resolve critical food needs, promote healthy living, unleash creativity, and inspire. In partnership with the Civic Garden Center and Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation, Lloyd Library & Museum explored the world of food gardens with the exhibition Garden to Table: Traditions and Innovation. The exhibition featured rare illustrations of gardens and their bounty dating back to the 1600s; etchings of gardens, their design and those tending them; hand-colored lithographs; botanical illustrations; and 19th and early 20th century seed catalogs. All of the images of fruits and vegetables selected for the exhibition can be grown in the Cincinnati area, which lies in Hardiness Zone 6.

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Plate 1 root vegetables

Aristide Dupuis (1823-1883)
Le Règne Végétal
Paris : Theodore Morgand, 1870

Plate 8

Aristide Dupuis (1823-1883)
Le Règne Végétal
Paris : Theodore Morgand, 1870

Plate 18

Aristide Dupuis (1823-1883)
Le Règne Végétal
Paris : Theodore Morgand, 1870

Plate 24

Aristide Dupuis (1823-1883)
Le Règne Végétal
Paris : Theodore Morgand, 1870

strawberries

La Belgique Horticole
Liége : Charles & Edouard Morren, 1851-1885

Plate 24

La Belgique Horticole
Liége : Charles & Edouard Morren, 1851-1885

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