The show is held in the RHS Lindley Halls, between 10am–5pm both days.
Join us to see beautiful paintings by some of the world’s finest botanical artists on display at the RHS Botanical Art Show from 27–28 February 2015.
Now in its sixth year, the show has broken away from the RHS Orchid Show to become a stand-alone event that celebrates the beauty, technical artistry and scientific importance of botanical art.
The show features work by first-time exhibitors and experienced artists from countries as far away as Thailand, Japan and Australia, all hoping to win a coveted Gold Medal. There will be works in graphite, watercolour and pencil, gouache and acrylic, with subjects ranging from trees and fruit to vegetables and wild plants. There will also be an opportunity for visitors to talk to the artists about their work and get tips and advice.
See a list of Botanical Artists at the show (75kB pdf)
Pop Up Botanical Art Fair
Visitors inspired by the botanical art on display will be able to take their interest even further by browsing the Botanical Art Fair where there will be demonstrations by award-winning artists Julia Trickey and Susan Christopher-Coulson, giving an insight into painting processes. Print-maker Hannah McVicar will be demonstrating her craft, and will be creating a unique print for sale at the show, and the Chelsea School of Botanical Art will also be running taster sessions for those who want to have a go themselves.
See more information on the Pop Up Botanical Art Fair exhibitors (78kB pdf)
Visitors can buy a variety of art products and talk to representatives from florilegia societies and botanical art and illustration societies about their work and courses. There will also be a chance to buy a range of RHS gardening and gift products, bringing an authentic RHS shopping experience to central London.
RHS Lindley Library Tours
Special tours of the RHS Lindley Library will allow visitors to view works including books and botanical art dating from 1700 to the present day, along with a selection of new acquisitions that have been recently added to the impressive RHS collections. Places are limited to 12 per tour and last around 45 minutes: these are scheduled to take place at 2pm and 3pm on Friday and Saturday. Sign up in advance at the RHS Lindley Hall ticket desk and then meet at the Library entrance.
Visitors can also browse a comprehensive rage of botanical art books, meet library staff and find out about art groups in your local area from a special pop-up RHS Lindley Library.