NY Botanical Garden partners with Frontgate for wall art collection

Framed reproductions from garden’s Mertz Library archives

Frontgate and the NY Botanical Garden.The New York Botanical Garden is working with Frontgate to produce a line of reprints from its archive of botanical illustrations.
Luxury retailer Frontgate has partnered with the New York Botanical Garden to produce a collection of reprints from the Rare Book & Folio Collection in the garden’s LuEsther T. Mertz Library.

“We are thrilled to partner with Frontgate on this stunning collection of artwork for the home,” said Meredith Counts, director of licensing and product development for NYBG. “The rare and sumptuous works featured in this collection represent the height of luxury in the 18 th and 19 th centuries, when the art of botanical illustration was at its peak.”

The archival prints come from vintage botanical illustrations and engravings and include everything from Japanese roses, orchids, hibiscus and mangroves; tropical palms and seaweed; and prints of parrots and macaws.

Prints are available in various configurations, as a single framed print or in sets of two, three, four or five. Each print was chosen from the Library’s Rare Book & Folio Collection of more than 18,000 pieces that date back as far as 1200 A.D.

Frontgate looked through the pieces to curate the selection and efforts were made to replicate each artist’s work with archival inks and paper and the finished products use Frontgate’s gicleé printing technique.

“This collection truly allows our customer a chance to own an amazing piece of natural history while supporting NYBG’s work in plant research and conservation, horticulture and education, all while making an elegant, beautiful and exclusive design statement in their homes,” said Tyler Thompson, a spokesman for Frontgate. “Our customer knows what she likes and loves to create a custom design all her own, and we can’t wait to see what she comes up with.”

The prints arrive ready to hang with a mat and frame and range from $299 for a single print to $3,599 for a set of nine. A portion of each purchase supports the New York Botanical Garden’s work in plant research, horticulture, conservation and education.

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