Gardener, writer and broadcaster Matthew Biggs will open the exhibition.
Exhibition and Sale
As part of the educational requirement of the Society’s charitable status, about 600 works will be shown in all mediums, including miniatures and three-dimensional work. A selection of work by students from both the UK and worldwide participating in the Distance Learning Diploma Course, now in its 12th successful year, will be shown. Entry to the exhibition is free although visitors can purchase a beautifully illustrated catalogue as a guide and keepsake.
Tours and Demonstrations
Members will demonstrate daily in different mediums and six members will conduct their ‘top ten’ tours, explaining why they have chosen the ten works in the show which most appealed to them. The schedule for these in on their website.
The first such society of its kind The Society of Botanical Artists has a large following with an international membership and will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. In past years the open exhibition has received over 5,000 visitors, many travelling from overseas. Botanical art is having a renaissance as exemplified by the recent exhibition The Royal Horticultural Society London Botanical Art Show which received over 1600 visitors over two days.
The artwork on the poster above is titled ‘Profusion of Flowers’ by Sandra Wall Armitage PSBA