Painting and Museum

World Herbal Museum

"Nature poured on a canvas will inspire generations of scientists."

World Herbal Museum are few and far between around the world and have a variety of functions to perform, ranging from the depiction of the history of plant introduction and conservation. Patanjali Herbal Museum has taken the initiative to create huge botanical illustrations of herbal plants in the world, providing more than 65,000 species of botanical illustrations. In which more than 30,000 are canvas paintings and more than 34000 are drawings. These botanical illustrations belong to Angiosperms, Gymnosperm, Pteridophytes, Bryophytes, Algae, and Fungi. These botanical illustrations are fixed and ready for a gallery show in about 1762 sliders and 50 wooden racks. All paintings and drawings are arranged according to alphabet genus and species hosted at Patanjali Herbal Museum. These botanical illustrations are surely beneficial for university students, botanists, researchers, NGOs, naturalists, environmental engineers, forest managers, conservation biologists, policy makers, physicians, pharmacists, taxonomists, plant collectors, gardeners, designers, and amateur natural history enthusiasts. Recently, our work was published in a well-known scientific journal, i.e., ‘National Academy Science Letters’, entitled “Plant Museum: A Global Collection of > 60,000 Plant Arts in Patanjali Research Institute, Haridwar (India)”.

Things to know:

  • The paintings are arranged alphabetically in sliders.
  • The drawings are arranged alphabetically in almirahs.
  • The botanical art covers all the groups of plants.
  • The arrangement of plants is in evolutionary order.
  • The lifespan of the paintings is up to 300 years.

Therefore, the painting museum is an artistic display of unique intellect. Anybody can visit Patanjali Research Foundation, Haridwar, to view all the paintings and get guidance from our scientists about the Museum.