Thursday, 25 June 2015

London’s Secret Garden

Plant portraits from Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Chelsea Physic Garden’s Florilegium Society, an exhibition of paintings and drawings will be held at the Garden in August. It will feature works from some of today’s finest botanical artists.

Many of the works of art in the exhibition will be included in the Society’s new book entitled Botanical Illustration from Chelsea Physic Garden (click to see a sample) written by Andrew Brown with contributions from Christopher Bailes, Phillip Cribb and Anne-Marie Evans. The book can be purchased from the publishers or locally in South Africa from

The Florilegium Society was formed in 1995 with the explicit aim of recording in paintings and drawings the huge collection of plants growing in the Chelsea Physic Garden. Each year selected works are donated to the Garden’s ever expanding archive. Find out more about the Florilegium Society. The exhibition runs from 4 – 26 August 2015, 11am – 4pm.  Entrance to the exhibition is free with entry to the Garden.

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