Reinhild Raistrick



Reinhild is a qualified teacher and an experienced Botanical Artist. She was born and spent her childhood in Tanzania, where she later returned to record the flowers of the equatorial rainforest. This led on to an illustrated monograph of the genus Saintpaulia entitled ‘African Violets’. Her paintings were purchased by Kew for their permanent collection. Her work features in the Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, including a special edition on Fritillaries.

She enjoys recording rare plants in situ and this has led her to various parts of the world, including Kazakhstan, South Africa and the Alps. She has been awarded RHS medals for some of these projects.

Flowers of the African Rainforest  – RHS Gold medal 1992
Wild Orchids of East Anglia            – RHS Gold medal 1994
Fritillaries CUBG Collection            – RHS Gold medal  1996
Wild Flowers Spili Plateau Crete    – RHS Grenfell medal 1998
Galanthus Species and Cultivars   – RHS Gold medal 2000
She is a member of the East Anglian Iceni Botanical Artists, who have recently recorded the rare Breckland Flora, culminating in a book of the region.
She has illustrated for Plant Life and for Cambridge University Botanic Garden, where she runs courses in botanical painting.
Her latest project is illustrating the rare orchids of Holy Island, Lindisfarne, for a possible publication.

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