In order to ensure that the Illustrations Collection continues to develop and grow, RBGE is establishing a Florilegium Society, with associated funding, to produce a visual record of its Living Collection and to reflect its scientific and horticultural interests.
The aim of the Society is to create a permanent, visual record of RBGE’s botanical and horticultural work through the acquisition of illustrations of the plants that are grown, collected, studied and named by RBGE staff. The Society will also raise RBGE’s profile as an important centre of botanical art in relation to both our educational work and our art collection.
CALL FOR ENTRIES 2020
The creation of the Florilegium is a wonderful opportunity for artists around the world to create works featuring or inspired by plants from their country that are also associated with RBGE, one of the world’s leading Botanic Gardens. There is also the accolade of having works selected for Scotland’s National Collection of Botanical art, joining artists such as Lillian Snelling, Margaret Stones, Rodella Purves, Işik Güner and Claire Banks.
The RBGE is grateful to the James and Eve Bennett Trust Fund for their financial support of prizes for the Florilegium.
Following the successful launch of the Florilegium at the 2019 BISCOT Exhibition artists are invited to submit works for consideration for the 2020 collection.
If you have any queries, or would like to stay in touch with future developments, please contact the artist coordinator, Sarah Howard (your personal data will be stored in accordance with RBGE's Data Protection Policy.)