Seeds: Nature's Artful Engineering is the latest exhibit at the Arboretum's Orange County Agricultural and Nikkei Heritage Museum. It will explore the diversity and beauty of native California plants and their seeds through a series of vivid photographs.
Open Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 12-4 PM. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. More information can be found on our website.
Seeds: Nature’s Artful Engineering features over 25 detailed photographs of seeds in wild and garden settings, primarily taken by Northern California plantsman and naturalist, John Whittlesey, as well as over 30 seed specimens. The images vividly portray the intriguing seed structures and dispersal mechanisms of native plants as they enter the final stage of their evolutionary biology: ensuring the survival of plant life. The exhibition aims to increase awareness and appreciation of seeds and their incredibly valuable role in California’s ecological systems. Seeds: Nature’s Artful Engineering is curated by Whittlesey and Jennifer Jewell, the creator, producer, and host of In a North State Garden.