China Landscape

3 May – 27 October 2008 
West Lawn, Museum forecourt
Exhibition closed

Sponsored by Bank of Beijing
Supported by China Now, Camden and Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew

China Landscape represented a unique partnership between the British Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, celebrating a shared vision to strengthen cultural understanding and support biodiversity conservation across the world.

Located in the British Museum’s forecourt, the landscape featured elements of a traditional Chinese scholar’s garden and explores the medicinal benefits, economic properties, artistic influences and cultural traditions of plants and shrubs from western China.

Books related to the exhibition

  • Chinese Silk, by Shelagh Vainker
  • Aurel Stein on the Silk Road, by Susan Whitfield
  • Flowers, by Marjorie Caygill