Slideshow and Tours: Botanical Art Worldwide

Special Event

RHS Lindley Library

RHS Lindley Library


80 Vincent Square


RHS Lindley Library, London


  • Member

    Free admission

  • Non-member

    Free admission

  • Free admission
    Tour places are limited - please call the library on 020 7821 3050 or email [email protected] to reserve a place.


  • Event times

    Slideshow: 10am - 5pm 
    Tours: 11am and 2pm

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  • Subject

    Special Event

  • Topic

    Botanical Art

Botanical Art is being celebrated worldwide - in a collaborative project, Botanical Art Worldwide, sees botanical artists and organisations from 25 different countries submit their best pieces of botanical artwork depicting Native Flora. These artworks will be exhibited around the world on Friday 18 May to create a global event.

As part of this project, artists from England and Wales have contributed to an exhibition of 40 botanical artworks which be on display in the Ruskin Library at the University of Lancaster. The exhibition, In Ruskin’s Footsteps, has been organised by the newly formed Association of British Botanical Artists (ABBA).

To coincide with this event, the RHS Lindley Library will be presenting a slideshow of 1,000 images from Botanical Art Worldwide, including the 40 images from In Ruskin’s Footsteps. There will also be an opportunity to join a curated tour of artworks from the RHS Lindley Library Art Collection on this day. This will include the unique opportunity to see Lindley Library’s most recent acquisition, Dahlia Twynings After Eight. For the first time at the RHS, this watercolour painting by Heidi Venamore will be on display alongside the preliminary sketches for this piece.

Image: (partial view) Watercolour on paper. Wildflowers by Lilian Snelling dating from 1901 © RHS Lindley Collections

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