Glass Flowers to be featured in a new book

March 14, 2019
Glass Flowers book
The Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, popularly known as the Glass Flowers, is considered one of the University's greatest treasures.

The models were commissioned in 1886 by Professor George Lincoln Goodale, the first director of Harvard’s Botanical Museum. Produced by the father-son team of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, over 4,000 models were expertly created between 1887 and 1936, representing 780 species and varieties of plants in 164 families. A new book featuring 60 of the models will be available in Spring 2020.

For more information about the book project, check out the Gazette article.

The Glass Flowers are on permanent display in the Harvard Museum of Natural History.