Your next big idea could be hiding in the bushes – literally.
These leading experts have spent their careers decoding the lessons of nature to form biomimetic design. Rather than keep the source of these innovations to themselves, they want to share, revealing the vast array of solutions that can be found in botanical gardens.
You could look at botanical gardens as just, phenomenal libraries, but instead of containing books they contain the most extraordinary plants.
-Michael Pawlyn, Exploration Architecture
A largely under-appreciated resource, patronage to botanical gardens is essential to their survival, and the survival of the thousands of plant species they preserve and foster. Engineers have found inspiration in the garden, leading to innovations both everyday and prodigious – from velcro to solar sails for space travel.