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Kew botanical artist wins prestigious Flockton Award

Illustration of Nepenthes petiolata
Fri, 2014-05-30 10:55

The Margaret Flockton Award is a prestigious international award given to commemorate the contribution Margaret Flockton made to Australian scientific botanical illustration.

The prize-winning artwork is a pen and ink illustration of the carnivorous pitcher plant Nepenthes petiolata, and was drawn from living material in Kew’s Tropical Nursery for Curtis's Botanical Magazine (not yet published). 

Edward Bawden's Kew Gardens

<em>The Queen’s Garden</em>, lithograph from linocut, 1983.
Fri, 2014-04-25 12:53

About the book

This delightful book brings together 60 years of artist Edward Bawden’s illustrations, posters and linocuts of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It presents a light-hearted social history of Kew, peopled with the many Hanoverian kings, queen and princes who lived here, as well as famous people who passed through its gates such as the 3rd Earl of Bute, Joseph Banks the botanist, Fulke Greville the poet, as well as the novelist Fanny Burney and scientist William Hooker.