Call for entries 2020 – The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) Florilegium builds on the Garden’s existing botanical art collection to create a permanent, visual record of RBGE’s botanical & horticultural work. Botanical artists worldwide are invited to create works featuring or inspired by the plants that are grown, collected, studied & named by RBGE staff. Following the successful launch of the Florilegium at the 2019 BISCOT Exhibition artists are invited to submit works for consideration for the 2020 collection. The RBGE is grateful to the James & Eve Bennett Trust Fund for their financial support of prizes for the Florilegium. To find out more about the RBGE Florilegium click the link here or emailFlorilegium@rbge.org.uk
The Sir Cedric Morris Florilegium has won the prestigious Finnis Scott Foundation Botanical Art Award. Eight members of the SBA made up almost half of the artists who have recorded the ‘Benton End’ bearded Irises bred by Sir Cedric Morris, 28 of which survive and are cultivated by Sarah Cook, former head gardener at Sissinghurst in Kent. The paintings which make up the Florilegium are to be held by Gainsborough’s House.
On until September in Kew garden’s Shirley Sherwood gallery there is a fabulous exhibition of Australian flora. SBA member Dianne Sutherland has work hanging in the exhibition. You’ll learn more about Kew’s connection with Australia through 89 works of art on plants growing in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney and the surrounding area. Sydney Florilegium
Congratulations to SBA member Julia Trickey on being one of the 36 artists invited to take part in the ‘Transylvania Florilegium’. Prince Charles commissioned 124 botanical watercolours from leading international artists to record the wild flora of Transylvania. Transylvania Florilegium article