September 1 - September 29
An exhibition celebrating all things botanical, shown through images of plant portraits, in various mediums, that aim to reflect the variety and wonder of our natural world.
This celebration draws attention to the many ways nature evokes our senses – visually, through the beauty of flowers and leaves. Through the spectacular colours that can be seen every day in our plants that we pass in our gardens or see about us as we move around our day in the world, in the sky or even our humble pot plants.
Celebrating the wonder of nature’s structures and patterns, the startling construction of a pineapple or the subtle but impressive network of veins in a leaf.
Overall, this exhibition aims to show the breadth and awe of the natural world through the ancient art of portraying plants. This began (and continues today) for medicinal and scientific purposes but also to showcase the beauty that nature brings to our lives. Pictures allow us to study these wonders and share them, so is a way of bringing nature more to our attention and into our homes.
About the Society
The Birmingham Society of Botanical Artists was formed in 1999 by graduates of the University of Birmingham’s Certificate of Higher Education in Botanical Illustration, taking place at Winterbourne Botanic Garden, the Edwardian Arts and Crafts house and garden, attracting artists, botanists and horticulturalists alike. Botanical illustration is where art and science meet, combining acute observation with the artist’s eye for the depiction of beauty.
FREE. See website for details