Orchids in botanical art tour
Discover how orchids have been depicted in botanical art.
Saturday 8 February
Wednesday 12 February
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Wednesday 19 February
Saturday 22 February
Wednesday 26 February
Saturday 29 February
Wednesday 4 March
Saturday 7 March
Join us for a tour of our world-famous galleries, and see how orchids have been depicted in botanical art.
Hear the stories behind Marianne North's beautiful orchid paintings in the Marianne North Gallery and follow in her footsteps across the globe.
As a woman who defied convention, Marianne North travelled the world solo to record the tropical and exotic plants that captivated her. Painting plants in their natural habitats, she recorded the incredible places she visited through her art from Borneo to Japan, South Africa to South America.
Highlight paintings include the beautiful Cattleya coccinea which is pollinated by humming birds, and the small purple-flowered orchid Dendrobium secundum.
In the mood for more orchids? Head to the Princess of Wales Conservatory to see our iconic 25th annual orchid festival, celebrating the beauty of Indonesia.