Botanic Art at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens

  • Botanic art or the art of botanical illustration is a specialised art form of painting and drawing, in which plant portraits combine finely observed detail with artistic expression
  • Botanical art and illustration combine art and science. 
  • Artists aim to record accurate information about the shapes, structures, colours, life cycle and habits of unique species of plants and flowers while also providing a pleasing image
  • Learning Botanic art with our highly regarded tutors is a popular activity with The Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
  • Beginners - the Friends hold regular 'how to' botanic art workshops with tuition in the basics
  • Botanic art classes are held 7 days a week
  • For experienced botanical artists - the Friends hold Specialist workshops.
  • The Friends have two regular Whirlybirds painting groups - join one now
  • The Friends hold regular botanical art exhibitions
  • Members enjoy special rates for all classes and workshops.
  • Join the Friends to become a Member

The Celia Rosser Medal


Botanic Art Gifts

Image: Zygo orchid by A Gian