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The Botanical Blueprint Collection

- Evolving the blueprints - Approximately two years ago I discovered an old guide book of the Melville Koppies close to where I live. This hand-typed book was compiled in 1967 for the Johannesburg Council for Natural History by Annabelle Lucas and Barbara Pike. It was called "Flowers of the Summer and Autumn Veld".The sketches in the book intrigued me and when my latest range started moving towards the beauty and importance of grasses,I decided to go and explore the "koppies". I then visited the South African Biodiversity Institute in Pretoria and was guided through the importance of our grasslands and also on the botanicals, some drawn by Sir John Herschel and his wife.This led us to the discovery of...

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