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What to Look for in the Garden: A Ladybird Books Exhibition

Take a wander down the garden path with Ladybird Books this summer, in a nostalgic exhibition celebrating the iconic illustrated books and the impact they made in teaching children about the natural world. The instantly recognisable artwork from the ‘golden age’ of Ladybird Books will be discovered by a whole new generation of children in this family-friendly exhibition, showing at the Garden Museum from 31 July – 27 October 2019.

On loan from Penguin Random House, original artworks will be displayed from beloved titles published between 1940 and 1980, including: the What to look for series, British Wildflowers, Garden Flowers, British Birds and their Nests, The Life of a Honey Bee, Pets and Trees. From children picking fruit and flowers, to colourful depictions of wildflowers and wildlife, this heart-warming collection of illustrations will take visitors back to the innocence and joy of playing in the garden as a child.

Associated Events

Flowering up your home the Ladybird Way
Tuesday 6 August, 22 October, 7pm – 8.30pm
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Falling Leaves
Sat 10 August, 1pm – 3pm
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Family Gardening Workshop
Wednesday 14 August, 11am – 12pm, 2pm – 3pm
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Building Bugs
Friday 16 August, 1pm – 3pm
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Fantasy Greenhouse with Lizzy Stewart
Monday 19 August, 11am – 12pm, 2pm – 3pm
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Wildflowers in Watercolour
Sunday 1 September, 11am – 4pm | £55 per person
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The Ladybird Books Story
Tuesday 1 October, 7pm – 8pm
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Image: Children with their pets from Pets, illustrated by Edward Osmond, 1957 © Ladybird Books Ltd 1957

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