RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show

World-class photography and art are brought together in one fabulous RHS Show at the Saatchi Gallery

14 June – 7 July 2024
Monday – Sunday
10am – 6pm (last entry 5.30pm)
Detail of Celosia argentea var. cristata (Cristata Group) ‘Kurume Kouki’ (Kurume Series) © Yuko Saito.
Detail of Celosia argentea var. cristata (Cristata Group) ‘Kurume Kouki’ © Yuko Saito

About the show

We are delighted to partner with the Saatchi Gallery for the RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show. The 2024 show features some of the best botanical artwork and garden photography from global artists.

Entry to the exhibition:
Adult: £7, Concesion: £5,  £17/family* or free for RHS and Saatchi Gallery members.
Tickets available to book now:

Please note: Saatchi Gallery is a third party. When booking online, you are leaving the RHS website and will be governed by Saatchi Gallery’s terms and conditions and privacy policy.

Botanical photography

This category is for a compilation of six images in a series or on a common theme, and is judged for RHS medals at the RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show at Saatchi Gallery, London.

Follow the link below to learn more about the photographers.



 

Detail of <i>Cosmos bipinnatus</i> ‘Sensation Picotee’ #5374 © Libby Ellis
Detail of Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Sensation Picotee’ #5374 © Libby Ellis

Botanical Photography Awards

Grasses Illuminated by Andrea Jones
Grasses Illuminated © Andrea Jones

Best Portfolio Photography Exhibit:

Andrea Jones, Gardens Illuminated

Best Single Image:

Christine Adams, Earthly Paradise Garden II, Pheonix dactylifera

Judges’ Special Award:

Keith Surey, Botanical Harmony

Detail of Lupinus × regalis © Ingrid Arthur
Detail of Lupinus × regalis © Ingrid Arthur

Botanical art

In 2024, a diverse range of subjects are being presented by participants from around the world. Celebrating habitats such as woodlands, meadows, deserts rainforests with representations of scientific and medicinal plants as well as rare and endangered species. 

Follow the link below to learn more about the artists.



 

Botanical Art Awards

Best Botanical Art Exhibit:

Lynne Uptin, The Genus Richea: A Relic of Gondwana.

Best Botanical Artwork:

Daleen Roodt, Eulophia horsfallii & Dissotis princeps with carpenter bees (Xylocopa flavorufa).

Judge’s Special Award:

Sunanda Verma Widel, Ornamental Bananas from Southeast Asia.

Detail of <i>Richea alpina</i> © Lynne Uptin
Detail of Richea alpina © Lynne Uptin

People’s Choice

The RHS judges have had their say, now it’s your turn to pick your favourite Botanical Art and Photography works. Scan the QR code or follow the link to take part. Voting opens 6.30pm Thursday 13 June and closes 9pm Tuesday 25 June.

Vote now

Selection and judging

Entries for the show go through a meticulous pre-selection process, where the scientific accuracy, technical skill and aesthetic appeal of the work are reviewed by an expert judging panel prior to the show opening.

Artists and photographers are awarded RHS Gold, Silver-gilt, Silver, and Bronze medals, as well as a series of special awards.


 

Viola atropurpurea © Nigel Pickering (2022) / RHS Lindley Collections

Reaching a wider audience

The show complements the work of the RHS Lindley Collections, with RHS Gold medal-winning artworks regularly added to the collections, contributing to a long legacy of botanical art collecting and displaying by the RHS.

We hold more than 30,000 botanical paintings stretching back to the 1630s and heritage photographic images starting in the 1860s. Botanical art and photography help pinpoint trends and discoveries of plants popular in UK gardens.

Clive Christian creators of the world’s finest perfumes, is proud to support the RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show in partnership with the Saatchi Gallery.

Artist in residence competition

If you have an artistic flair and a love for all things botanical, enter The Plant Review annual competition for your chance to receive a £1,000 commission to have your art featured in this quarterly magazine.

Take part

See the previous Portfolio category winners

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