We discovered this quotation at Chelsea Physic Garden. It is the motto of Carl Linnaeus, the 18th Century Botanist and father of modern Taxonomy. We think his motto is so apt for our project that we have decided to adopt it.

Friday, 24 August 2007

Cut flowers

Found on 18th Juy 2007. Found near by CHelsea and Kensington Town Hall, suggesting that they may have been part of a wedding bouquet.


A sketch brought to us at The Chelsea Physic Garden, 18th July 2007. This sketch has an architectural quality suggesting that its artist had some knowledge of building techniques and was using the rough diagrams to either explain something to someone or to problem solve for his/herself.

Fragment of a letter

Brought to us on 18th July 2007. This small scrap of paper found on the Chelsea Embankment bears fragments of the words 'please' and 'relationship', leading us to hypothesise that this is one of many fragments that the letter was torn up in to in a fit of passion or rage.

Champagne Cork

Brought to Chelsea Physic Garden on 18th July 2007.

Granny's green pen

Brought to Chelsea Physic Garden by Bella, who had found the pen on her way to the Garden. She told us a fabulous story of how her Granny only wrote in green pen. Apparently the story goes that her Granny had found a fountain pen when she was a child and being a good child had decided to take it to the police station. In those days if the lost property wasn't retrieved by its rightful owner within 3 months then the person that handed it in could claim it as their own. 3 months passed and no one retrieved the fountain pen, on receiving the pen Bella's Granny discovered that it was filled with green ink and from that day onwards she has writtern in green ink!