Botany (from the Greek botane: grass) is, according to the botanist Bernard Boullard (1902-2005), the scientific discipline which brings together all the sciences which involve the study of plants. It covers all plants, whether they are aquatic and sea-based or earth and aerial. As it is an exploratory science, botany explores all aspects of plants: classification, description, but also the study of the stages involved in the plant kingdom.
As it is keenly aware of the importance of preserving plants, the Klorane Botanical Foundation set about sharing its knowledge of botany. Guides and free posters for children, monographs sent out to healthcare professionals and brochures designed for the general public tackles the informative themes that the foundation develops in association with the plant world. As a result, several aspects of botany have been highlighted by its actions: botanising, spices and aromatics, invasive exotic plants, but also sugar, cocoa or even air-filtering plants. These publications are presented in the Library.
On the strength of its experience, the Klorane Botanical Foundation publishes several works and documents on the subject of botany, including a magnificent collection of posters on travelling botanists.
The monkey puzzle tree (Araucaria)
Photo taken at the Pierre Fabre Botanical Conservatoire