RHS SHOW

One for the diaries! The RHS London Botanical Art and Photography Show takes placeTuesday 23 – Thursday 25 July 2019.‘A showcase of global artists capturing plants and gardens in exquisite detail.’Taking place in Royal Horticultural Halls, SW1P 2QW, the event is free for RHS Members and £5 for public. Click here for more info….

New RHS book

 The Gold Medal Winners By Charlotte Brooks  The New Book from the RHS, “Botanical Illustration-The Gold medal winners”, is a superb book that contains a whole host of artwork representing some of the best Botanical illustrations since the Lindley Library began their collection. It starts with a comprehensive introduction on how the collection began and the journey through the years on how it has developed and changed and was at one point nearly lost.  As a botanical painter myself, this history and collection was extremely interesting, as it shows how illustration has moved on and yet has maintained the gravitas of its historical roots. The images inspire, educate and show the love and passion of the artists who have dedicated their time and talent to recording the wonder… Read more

The Botanists Library

Thinking 3D: the botanist’s library is part of the international Thinking 3D network which includes a major 10-month exhibition at The Bodleian Library, and partner exhibitions at The Ashmolean, Christ Church and The Natural History Museum, as well as further afield. This exhibition is paired with an exhibition at the Oxford Botanic Garden, Thinking 3D: Flower to Frame opening on 1 June. The exhibition will run from 1 June-31 August 2019, in the Old Library at Magdalen College. It will be open each Wednesday afternoon (2-4:30pm), or by prior appointment (please email [email protected]). For more info click here: http://www.magd.ox.ac.uk/libraries-and-archives/news/new-exhibition-thinking-3d-the-botanists-library/