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 Paeonia suffruticosa ‘Shimano Fuji’ © Asako Kuwajima

About the show

We are delighted to partner with the Saatchi Gallery for the RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show. The 2023 show featured some of the best botanical artwork and garden photography from global artists.

More information about the 2024 show will be available soon.

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.
Please note: The Portfolio category is judged as a physical exhibition. Winners were announced and displayed at the 2023 RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show. We would like to thank the Portfolio entrants for their continued support.


Faded Iris © Irene Stupples

Vaccinium vitis-idaea © Gaynor Dickeson

Botanical art

In 2023, a diverse range of subjects were presented by participants from around the world. Artists depicted plants of ecological importance including English seaweed and Scottish lichens, Australian algae, endangered plants of Korea, and wildflowers of Greece. Heritage garden blooms were also featured, sitting together with pictures of fabulous fruit and medicinal herbs.

Selection and judging

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

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


Forest Portals © Konrad Cox

Medal and award winners of 2023

The works on display competed to be awarded an RHS Medal – Gold, Silver Gilt, Silver or Bronze and a ‘best in show’ award – Best Botanical Artwork, Best Botanical Art Exhibit, Best Portfolio Photography Exhibit and Judges Special Award.

Congratulations to all the exhibitors at the 2023 show.

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.

Riverstone, which delivers exceptional London living for people over 65, is proud to support the RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show in partnership with the Saatchi Gallery.

See the previous Portfolio category winners

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