Exhibition of Botanical Art

Botanical artist

The selection meeting for new botanical artists to exhibit with the RHS has now passed. Dates for the 2024 Selection Meeting will be announced in due course. 

Please read the exhibitor factsheet carefully for full information on preparing for the submission and exhibition of your botanical art or email the Botanical Art Judging Panel Secretary at [email protected]

See the RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show

Botanical illustration emphasises the depiction of accurate botanical information with aesthetic appeal and should document the anatomical and functional aspects of a plant through its lifecycle. Artists are strongly advised to paint from living plant specimens and to make use of photographs for reference only.

Dawn Jolliffe Botanical Art Bursary

Funding is available to help support artists with the costs of staging an exhibit at one of the RHS Shows, or towards the costs of travelling to paint plants in their natural habitat.

Find out more about our RHS Bursaries or get in touch with the RHS Bursaries team at [email protected].

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