Flowers: Delight in the detail

Explore the intricate details of flowers in a series of exquisite paintings.

Painting of Protea cynaroides by Brigid Edwards © Shirley Sherwood Collection



Saturday 3 October 2020 – Sunday 14 March 2021


Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art


Included with entry to the Gardens

Closed from 16 December until further notice in line with government guidance. 

See a majestic collection of beautiful flower paintings from across the world. 

Admire work from a variety of incredible botanical artists, who study the intricate details of plants with meticulous accuracy. 

From New Zealand to Brazil, the exhibition showcases beautiful native flowers from a variety of countries. 

Highlights include a majestic bromeliad (Bromeliaceae) from Rio de Janiero’s mountains, as well as tiny flowers like the speedwell (Veronica) which has been magnified and dissected to show its delicate beauty. Don't miss a huge magnification of a passion flower (Passiflora), shown in fascinating detail. 

Image: Protea I : King Protea 2000 Protea cynaroides by Brigid Edwards © Shirley Sherwood Collection