London’s Secret Garden: Plant Portraits from Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society will be on view August 4-26, 2015 and will feature works from some of today’s finest botanical artists. Open each day from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., entrance to the exhibition is free with paid admission to the Garden.
The Florilegium Society was formed in 1995 with the explicit purpose of documenting the plant collections in the Chelsea Physic Garden. Founded in 1673, the Chelsea Physic Garden is the oldest garden in London.
Many of the works of art in the exhibition are included in the Society’s new book, Botanical Illustration from Chelsea Physic Garden, written by Andrew Brown with contributions from Christopher Bailes, Phillip Cribb and Anne-Marie Evans. The publisher Antique Collectors Club provides the following sample pages for viewing:
- Anne-Marie Evans discusses teaching and learning botanical art.
- Phillip Cribb to discuss the art of orchids at the Weird, Wild & Wonderful Symposium.
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