Kew botanical artist wins prestigious Flockton Award
Lucy Smith, a botanical artist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has won the Margaret Flockton Award.
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).
In previous years Lucy has won second prize in the same competition for illustrations of the rare Madagascan grass, Lecomtella madagascarensis, the smallest waterlily in the world, Nymphaea thermarum, and the New Guinea rattan, Calamus jacobsii.