Orchids at Kew

The Kew Library are exhibiting the beautiful orchid paintings of Reinhild Raistrick SBA Fellow. It is timed to be on at the same time as the Orchid Festival of Madagascar orchids in the Princess of Wales Conservatory.The entrance to the exhibition in the Library Reading Room is free. DATE AND TIMES – Tuesdays – Thursdays, 6 February to 11 April 2024, 10am to 4pm www.kew.org/kew-gardens/whats-on/orchids-lindisfarne

De Jager Catalogue

Congratulations to our talented Fellow member, Sarah Gardner, who had the opportunity to design the cover for de Jager Bulbs Spring Retail Catalogue, following her graduation from the Distance Learning Diploma Course last year. Sarah personally cultivated the stunning Begonias featured in the catalogue right in her own garden, thanks to the tubers supplied by de Jager. Studying these plants up close allowed her to capture their breathtaking colours and textures. As a newcomer to commercial botanical work, Sarah expresses her deep gratitude to the SBA and de Jager Bulbs for this incredible opportunity to gain valuable experience in the world of botanical art. A special thanks to Sandra Wall Armitage PPSBA for providing invaluable mentorship during the design stage. Sandra has continued this tradition… Read more

Ellas Ilustran Botanica

Ellas Ilustran Botánica will be exhibited at the RJB-CSIC Madrid Royal Gardens in February 2024. We are looking for botanical female illustrators to collaborate with an enormous panel that will cover the walls of the central room.If you want to participate, please send from 1 to 10 illustrations per artist before December 15th The greener the better! Digital A3 Format 190 pixels per inch jpg.Named with your name and scientific plants nameSend them to: ellasilustranbotanica@ucm.esSubject: Illustrations for RJB panel  –

The RHS Plant Review 2024

We’re thrilled to announce that our talented foundation member, Caroline Buckley, is the winner of the inaugural The Plant Review artist-in-residence competition! The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) was looking for an artist to grace the pages of their magazines with stunning plant illustrations, and Caroline’s submission, a captivating portrayal of late summer flowers, stood out among the entries. “We ran a competition to find an artist in residence to create beautiful illustrations for our RHS magazine aimed at plant fanatics,” announced the RHS. And guess what? Caroline be the featured illustrator for the frontispiece in all four issues of The Plant Review in 2024, and her winning artwork will grace the pages of the December issues of both The Plant Review and The Garden magazine.… Read more

Young Botanical Artist exhibition

The Young Botanical Artist Competition exhibition is now officially OPEN, and we couldn’t be more thrilled!  Step into the enchanting world of contemporary botanical art at the prestigious Shirley Sherwood Gallery in Kew Gardens, showcasing the incredible works of 50 talented young botanical artists from around the world. Located at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Kew Gardens Running from October 20, 2023, to April 7, 2024

Finnis Scott Foundation

The application process is open for the £10,000 Botanical Art Prize, awarded biennially by the Finnis Scott Foundation. The Finnis Scott Botanical Art Prize is intended to support and promote collaborative botanical art projects in the UK and Ireland. The prize is awarded biennially. It is aimed at groups and organisations which go beyond their day- to-day activities and recognises those which have helped to raise the profile of botanical art. Projects might include: a new education programme, the development of an existing course, an exhibition, publication, event or collaborative project. Eligible for the £10,000 prize are UK and Irish regional and national botanical art societies, florilegium groups, independent courses, and other community organisations which teach or promote botanical art. The winners in 2022 were the… Read more