Monday, 28 September 2015

South African aloes in world-leading aloe collection donated to Auckland Botanic Gardens

LAWRENCE SMITH/FAIRFAX NZ
A team from the botanic gardens went down to Nelson to label and document the collection, then carefully packed it into a truck for the trip back to Auckland.

World-leading aloe collection donated to Auckland Botanic Gardens
A collection of aloe plants thought to be the best in the world is now calling Auckland home, thanks to the generosity of a Nelson man. ... Read More

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Botanical artist aims for 500 paintings to record fragile Queensland flora

Jenny Mace has spent the past five years painting the flowering plants of the Desert Uplands region.
A botanical artist completes nearly 500 watercolour paintings to meticulously record the flora of a fragile bioregion in Queensland. Read more here.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Nature's Bounty: paintings from the Shirley Sherwood Collection | Kew

'Edible pomegranate' by Coral Guest
29 August 2015 to 31 January 2016, 10am to 5.30pm at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Kew Gardens, London.

This exhibition will feature paintings from the Shirley Sherwood Collection of fruit and plants which originate from across the world. Works on display by artists such as Susannah Blaxill, Brigid Edwards, Coral Guest, Kate Nessler and Rosie Sanders will showcase the diversity and breadth of the Shirley Sherwood Collection.