Hortus Nitidissimis

This web site is the culmination of a joint project between the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Natural History Museum with generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to make available one of the great florilegias of the 1700s, the Hortus Nitidissimis.

The Hortus Nitidissimis was probably the best work born of the collaboration between the artist Georg Dionysius Ehret and the learned doctor and amateur horticulturalist Christoph Jacob Trew, but is rarely found in a complete form.

… Today, this web site can provide, not only online copies of those volumes held by The Natural History Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens (undoubtedly the volumes viewed by Sacheverell), but with the inclusion of additional material from the Arnold Arboretum, can provide the most complete ‘virtual’ copy for the enjoyment of everyone.