New York Botanical Garden Mapping & Exhibits
C&G Partners was retained by the Garden to create a new digital map for their newly completed Native Plant Garden. This map is the beginning of a series of maps to be rolled out over the next several years. These maps are designed to have the romance of the hand drawn and colored botanical maps while having the changeability of digital graphics. C&G Partners was commissioned by the Garden to create an image-driven exhibit about six of their on-site botanists and scientists for a subterranean passageway connecting their rainforest and desert-climate greenhouses. As a connector between two radically different simulated environments, the tunnel itself is made from rugged corrugated iron to withstand the changes in temperature and moisture at its entry points. Eight durable, customized LED light-boxes were used for the display, which also foregrounds the Garden’s academic holdings within the onsite Mertz Library, as well as the six botanists’ research efforts at far-flung locations throughout the world.