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

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

RHS Botanical art & Photography show

The RHS Botanical art & Photography show is in full swing now until July the 9th at the Saatchi Gallery. Congratulations to all of the RHS exhibitors for creating a fabulous exhibition. We were delighted to see so many SBA Fellows taking part: Gold Medal- Eunike Nugroho SBAF – Hoyas of Indonesia Gold Medal- KeaHyung-Lee – Calanthe Orchids Gold Medal- Youngran Choi SBAF- Lamiaceae Plant in Living Korea Silver-Gilt Medal- Rui Jiang SBAF- Rembrandt Tulips Silver-Gilt Medal- Sumi Kim SBAF- Portraits of Violet in Gyeonggi Province Silver-Gilt Medal- Maggie Niagassas SBAF – Monocots in Greece Silver Medal- Rochelle Maree Brown SBAF- Algae of the Australian Great Southern Reef (‘ASGR’) Silver Medal- Southwest Society of Botanical Artists (includes Christina Hart-Davies SBAF, Pauline Trim SBAF, Alison Finch… Read more

Trip to Lindley library

During this year’s Plantae exhibition, we organized a special trip to the RHS Lindley Library to see their amazing botanical art collection. Organised by SBA Fellow Pamela Taylor, a small group of DLDC students and SBA fellow members were given a special tour and a talk by RHS art curator Charlotte Brooks. With over 30,000 pieces to look after, representing nearly 400 years of botanical art, Charlotte is always busy but she kindly showed the visitors artwork by past masters such as Franz Bauer and Pierre-Joseph Redoute, as well as contemporary masterpieces by the late Pandora Sellers. The Lindley Library is always adding to its vast collection, and our little group was shown recent purchases such as a watercolour by SBA Fellow Jackie Isard, pen… Read more

Course 18 Graduation

On Friday the 19th May, the DLDC celebrated the graduation ceremony for Course 18. Congratulations to all the students for completing their journey through the course. There were 48 diplomas awarded, 22 of which were distinctions. We had a lovely evening at the Mary Ward rooms in Russell Square, London where the graduates were presented with their diplomas and some were awarded with prizes too. Many of the diploma pieces were on show at the SBA’s exhibition Plantae 23 at the Mall Galleries. Here are a few photos of the evening and some of the wonderful student work on display.