The RHS have asked us to flag this talk on Botanical Art at the RHS to our members. It will take place at 6:30pm on the 4th July at the RHS Lindley Library (80 Vincent Square, SW1P 2PE).
You can find more details on this page of the RHS website.:
The contemporary botanical art collection at the RHS Lindley Library includes work by some of the finest artists from across the world. Located alongside the wealth of historical treasures that make up the wider library collection, it continues to grow every year. In this talk, Lindley Library Art Curator, Charlotte Brooks will explore the history of the RHS botanical art collection, its continued development and what the Library looks for in the artwork it collects.
The first paintings of flowers to be awarded an RHS Gold medal were displayed at the Society’s flower shows in 1930. As Charlotte will reveal, from this point on, exhibits of botanical art at the RHS Shows have become increasingly popular, paving the way for the exceptional standard of artwork we see today.