Mary Henry's Journey to a Tropical ValleyRead


From the Royal BC Museum

Learning Program Developer Liz Crocker tells the story of Mary Gibson Henry’s Tropical Valley Expedition film. Find out how the film went from auction house to Learning Portal with the help of BC filmmaker and television producer Stan Fox. 

Ross Peck describes Mary Gibson Henry’s first botanical trip to British Columbia. This article was previously presented in Royal BC Museum’s Living Landscapes project.  

Where to Begin Your Own Research

Search the botany collection for online records of plants at the Royal BC Museum.

Learn more about botany at the Royal BC Museum. 

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The Henry Foundation for Botanical Research was founded in 1948 by botanist and plant explorer Mary Gibson Henry (1884-1967) to showcase the plants she collected on her expeditions through remote areas of the west, midwest and southeast of North America.