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With over 30,000 pieces to look after, representing nearly 400 years of botanical art, I’m always busy
I have been working with the art collections at the library for many years and I’m still entranced by the pictures we hold here.
There’s always something new to learn and different to see. With more than 30,000 pieces to look after, representing nearly 400 years of botanical art I’m always busy.
I love the fact I can be researching nineteenth century paintings in the morning and talking to contemporary artists in the afternoon.
Charlotte Brooks (RHS Staff)
Greenhouse, West Dean Gardens by Olwyn Bowey, RA
From petal to pigment
This recent acquisition by the RHS Lindley Library is something of a departure from the 'us
Botanical art is much more than just a snapshot of a given plant
Before the advent of photography, botanical art was vital to the correct recording and identifi
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