Celebrating a tradition of Royal patronage
16 March 2012
A special feature of this year's RHS London Orchid & Botanical Art Show (15-17 March) is Royal Connections, a display charting the RHS' long and fruitful relationship with the Royal Family.
Created to mark Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the display features a previously unseen collection of autographs, artwork and photographs drawn from the Lindley Library archives. It celebrates Royal Patrons of the RHS, including Queen Victoria, King George VI and the Queen Mother, as well as Royal visits at RHS Shows and Gardens.
'It's wonderful to share these special images and unique artwork in The Queen's Diamond Jubilee year,' said Barbara Collecott, Head of Library and Archives.
'We're very honoured that The Queen is our patron and Royal Connections is a great celebration of the rich and wonderful relationship the RHS has enjoyed with the Royal Family over nearly 200 years.'
The Botanical Art Show is an opportunity to view work by some of the world's best botanical artists, including previously un-judged paintings. The Hampton Court Palace Florilegium Society is also exhibiting part of its botanical art collection.