Florilegium:a gathering of flowers

New and existing works by contemporary artists Lee Mingwei, Annalee Davis, Wendy McMurdo and Lyndsay Mann join over 40 established botanical illustrators such as SBA Fellows – Giovanni Cera, Eunike Nugroho, Sunanda Widel, Anna Suprunenko, Julia Asenbaum and Natalia Alatortseva in Florilegium: A gathering of flowers, at Inverleith House, in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Botanical artists from all over the world present detailed studies of plants, revealing how flowers can elicit cultural, historic, geographic, socio-political and scientific ideas, and inviting visitors to explore the rich diversity of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s extensive Living Collection. The biennial exhibition is the first of a new programme as Inverleith House begins its transformation into Climate House, following the award of Outset Contemporary Art Fund’s Transformative Grant. Free entry. Please book… Read more

FOUND IN NATURE

A wonderful exhibition of work by SBA CoPresident Gael Sellwood and SBA Fellow Helen Millar has opened in Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery this week, and runs 3rd- 25th October. All the work can be seen online (and is selling fast!) Visit at this link now – https://www.cambridgegallery.co.uk/sellwoodmillar We wish them both the best of luck with the exhibition!!

Digging for Victory

Join gardener, writer and broadcaster, Matt Biggs, for an evening talk exploring the contribution that the RHS made to the Dig for Victory campaign. From the back garden to the public park, Matt will bring to life the stories of the gardeners who came together to feed the nation during WW2. Best known from his appearances on BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time, Matt is also the author of numerous books on gardening and gardening history. The talk will take place in the RHS Lindley Library and includes the opportunity for a late evening viewing of the public library and the Library’s current exhibition Dig for Victory: Gardening to Feed a Nation. Thursday 14th November, RHS Lindley Library, Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PE. Doors: 6pm, Talk: 6.30pm to 7.30pm Tickets:… Read more

Ellen Exhibition

A fascinating exhibition celebrating Irish botanist, Ellen Hutchins, is currently on at the Library Reading Room at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. Ellen’s story reveals how important botanical illustration was (and still is) to botanists, and the significant part that her correspondence played in botany in the nineteenth century. Discover the legacy that she left from her short life told through her beautiful drawings of seaweeds, letters, and plant finds in botanical books of the early 1800s. The exhibition has been extended until 22nd November, it is free and open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.