Clematis in the Walled Garden
Florilegium, Hampton Court
10th July - 19th August
Botanical painting has a long tradition going back more than 2,000 years. In the days without cameras or computers it was the only way of recording information to aid botanists and herbalists in the identification of plants for medical purposes. The collections produced were known as Floriligia.
The Hampton Court Florilegium Society, founded in 2004, has 22 active members, all award-winning artists in their own right. The society aims to establish an archive of botanically correct paintings and drawings of the plants growing in the gardens and greenhouses of Hampton Court Palace.
We are thrilled to welcome backThe Florilegium Society for a second time with an exhibition that features a range of recent paintings and drawings inspired by The
British Clematis Society’s collection of Clematis in The Sunbury Walled Garden.