Botanical Art

The highest standard of botanical illustration combines impressive artistic talent with the accurate scientific depiction of a plant. To gain an RHS Gold medal artists must demonstrate not just the ability to paint one outstanding picture, but to create a set of at least six paintings executed to the same standard.

Botanical artists are invited to apply for space to exhibit at RHS Malvern Spring Festival, following a rigorous selection process where examples of their work is considered by the Picture Panel. Each exhibit is judged by a panel of experts according to specific criteria including: scientific accuracy, botanical information, artistic skill - draughtsmanship and painterly skills, as well as the overall presentation of the display and unity of the pictures.

This year at Malvern we are delighted to welcome three new exhibitors to RHS Shows – Carol Hardie, the Irish Society of Botanical Artists and Lynne Buckler. Returning to exhibit are Jacqui Gilleland and Bernard F Carter, with Nilavan Adams, Lynne Buckler and Lesley Randall.