The wonderful world of water plants

Celebrate the beauty and biodiversity of water plants through the unique lens of botanical art.

Watercolour painting of a pink and white floer

Date and time

1 April to 17 September 2023

Daily, 10am to 5pm


Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, Kew Gardens


Included with entry to the Gardens

Join us at Kew for a new exhibition of works from the Shirley Sherwood Collection celebrating water plants in all their beauty.

Highlights include intricate botanical illustrations of the record-breaking Victoria boliviana, named new to science in 2022.  

Join us at Kew to celebrate the power of plants and fungi in helping to end the extinction crisis and secure a future for all life on Earth.

Watercolour painting of the intricate underside of a giant waterlily leaf
Giant waterlily (Victoria) leaf © Lucy T Smith