Lindley Library

An exhibition coming up at the Lindley Library Monday 7th January – Friday 15th February 2019 Handle with Care: Preserving our Gardening Heritage Exhibition at the RHS Lindley Library, London Mon-Fri 10am-5pm Exploring RHS Libraries collections, this exhibition describes how we protect and conserve the precious materials that have been entrusted to our care. The display presents the outcome of work made possible as a result of our most recent fundraising campaign: showing letters of the 19th century plant collector Karl Theodor Hartweg, and will also feature items from the Special Collections that we will be conserving as part of our ongoing work to protect the treasures of the RHS Lindley Library. Admission free More info: https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/viewevent… RHS Lindley Library webpage: www.rhs.org.uk/libraryevents Facebook: www.facebook.com/RHSLindleyLibrary

RHS Medal winners

Congratulations go to all the artists winning medals at the RHS art and plant fair at the RHS halls in London. Out of the SBA members there was Simon Williams, DLDC course director who won a gold medal for his ‘Nepenthes’ collection. Christina Hart-Davies won a gold medal also for her paintings of  ‘Common British Corticolous Lichens’ Sue Wickison won a silver-gilt for her paintings of  ‘Plants of the Holy Qur’an‘ Maggie Niagassas, an SBA graduate won a silver gilt for her theme of ‘the plants of the Mediterranean’. Michael Lakin won a silver for his paintings on the theme of  ‘The Life Cycle of Edible legumes‘. Unfortunately the paintings by Tomoko Nakamoto – ‘Irises in Japan’ were not judged as half the paintings are still in… Read more

RHS Art and Plant Fair

From the 11th -12th of July the RHS Plant & Art Fair at the Lindley Hall in London, will be showcasing the very best of botanical art and photography, with UK and international artists from as far afield as Australia, the USA and Japan. Several SBA artists will be exhibiting, including Christina Hart-Davies, Simon Williams – the DLDC course director, Tomoko Nakamoto, Michael Lakin and Sue Wickison. The show will also explore the art of the Japanese Garden, with features including Ikebana inspired workshops. RHS Art and Plant Show info

Botanical Art Worldwide day – UK

Events to be held around the UK for Botanical Art Worldwide day: Opening on the 18th of May is the exhibition for England and Wales which is at the Peter Scott Gallery in the University of Lancaster in Lancashire. For more information and opening times please see this link – Exhibition Info Above is the two-page spread in the Lancaster Wildlife Trust magazine. Here is a link to see the artwork on display: Gallery of Paintings   The SBA will be at the Art Workers Guild in London on the 18th May for a day of demos and talks with SBA artists On the 18th of May at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery at Kew Gardens, there will be the chance to meet the artists currently commissioned by… Read more

RHS Botanical Art Show

It’s been a very busy weekend for the Society at the RHS London Botanical Art show at the Lindley Library. The SBA was well represented there with stands hosted by SBA members aswell as its own. Congratulations goes to member Bridgette James who was awarded a silver-gilt medal for her collection of Allium paintings.