Phytography Workshop

2023-07-07 15:00

Karel Doing Phytografie Ausschnitt Ben Wigley

Bild © Ben Wigley 

The workshop, part of the Flower Power Festival 2023, will take you into the world of phytography. Learn the principles behind the technique and make your own little works of art to take home.

Based on the work of Oxford-based artist and filmmaker Karel Doing, this workshop will use the effects of daylight and plant chemistry to reveal the delicate outlines of plants with internal structures of leaves, flowers and petals in subtle colors.

Your instructor Dr. Sabine Schultes will first explain the technique of phytography, place it in the historical context of experimental photography, and go into the biological and chemical relationships. After the introduction you will design your own phytographic experiments under guidance.

Dr. Sabine Schultes is a natural scientist with many years of experience as a lecturer. She became acquainted with black and white photography as a child, when she exposed and developed films in the darkroom with her father.


This event is free of charge. We appreciate a small donation on site to cover the cost of materials.

The number of participants is limited. Registration is therefore mandatory via Eventbrite:

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More information

Workshop duration: 2 hours

Minimum age of participants: 14 years

Language: German

What to bring:
All necessary materials will be provided. Of course you can bring your own plant material from home.

The event will take place at the BIOTOPIA Lab in the Botanical Garden Munich-Nymphenburg. Please come to the main entrance of the Botanical Garden, Menzingerstr. 65, 80638 Munich, at least 10 minutes before the workshop starts. You will be picked up there and guided to the BIOTOPIA Lab. If you are running late, please call 089 / 178 61-411.

No ticket to the Botanical Garden is required to attend the workshop. A ticket is required to visit the Botanical Garden before or after the workshop, which you can purchase at the ticket office.

The BIOTOPIA Lab is accessible via barrier-free access with a ramp or lift inside the institute. If you need assistance, please contact us upon arrival at 089 / 178 61-411 or at the Botanical Garden ticket office.

There are three handicapped parking spaces in front of the main entrance of the Botanical Institute (Menzinger Str. 65).

Guide dogs and assistance dogs are allowed in the BIOTOPIA Lab.


All Dates

  • 2023-07-07 15:00
  • 2023-06-19 18:00

Naturkundemuseum Bayern
Botanisches Institut
Menzinger Str. 67
80638 München, Germany


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