RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show 2021

18 September - 09 October 2021

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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and Saatchi Gallery have partnered to present the return of the RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show in 2021. Running parallel to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in September, it will feature more than 200 of the best botanical artwork and garden photography by 34 global artists in celebration of these technical art forms.

The 2021 show includes an array of intricate and scientifically accurate botanical illustrations by 15 artists and portfolio collections from 19 photographers that will all compete for an RHS Medal – Gold, Silver Gilt, Silver or Bronze.

The RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show 2021 will be the first presented at the Gallery in London, and will run for two weeks, enabling artists and photographers to showcase their work to an even wider audience. Accompanying the show will be a series of outreach projects for school and community groups including painting, drawing and print workshops intended to inspire a passion for botanical art and research.

Admission to this ticketed show is free for Saatchi Gallery Members and RHS Members.

Download the Portfolio Photography Awards list (155kb pdf)

Download the Botanical Art Awards 2021 list (138kb pdf)

"Saatchi Gallery is thrilled to partner with the RHS to present this internationally recognised exhibition that celebrates contemporary art with an incredibly interesting scientific scope. We are impressed with the high standard of works presented for the 2021 edition and we are delighted to share this unique presentation with our visitors and members this Autumn."
Laura C. Uccello, Director of Partnerships at Saatchi Gallery

We are excited to showcase some of the world’s best botanical art and photography at the Saatchi Gallery and for thousands of art lovers and avid gardeners to be given the opportunity to see their favourite plants in a new light.
Charlotte Brooks, Art Curator at the RHS

The show compliments the RHS Lindley Collections of more than 30,000 botanical paintings stretching back to the 1630s and heritage photographic images of gardens and gardening people starting in the 1860s. The botanical art collection continues to grow with the regular addition of Gold medal standard pieces. Botanical art and photography help evidence trends and discoveries of plants popular in UK gardens today with piece available to view throughout the year by appointment with the RHS.

A panel of recognised experts, including leading botanical artists, photographers, teachers, and botanists, judge the exhibits on display, assessing their accuracy, skill, and aesthetic appeal.

The RHS Botanical Art 2021 judging panel secretary is Charlotte Brooks, Art Curator at RHS Lindley Library and the RHS Photographic Competition judging panel secretary Sian Tyrrell, Head of Horticultural Information.

For more information about the RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show visit: www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-london-shows/rhs-botanical-art-and-photography-show

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About Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)

The Royal Horticultural Society, the world’s leading gardening charity, was founded in 1804 by Sir Joseph Banks and John Wedgwood. Our vision is to enrich everyone’s life through plants and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. This aspiration underpins all that we do, from inspirational gardens and shows, through our scientific research, to our education and community programmes such as Campaign for School Gardening and Britain in Bloom. We produce key publications, hold a world-class collection of horticultural books and botanical art, and sell the very best plants and gardening gifts.

The RHS is fundraising £40m to transform our gardens, outreach, and education facilities, which includes redeveloping our flagship RHS Garden Wisley and opening a new garden, RHS Garden Bridgewater, in 2021. We are solely funded by our members, visitors and supporters. For more information visit: www.rhs.org.uk

Exhibition Supporters

Riverstone   Glenmorangie

About Riverstone

Riverstone has launched its first two prime London developments for over 65s in the vibrant enclaves of Kensington and riverside views at Fulham. Designed with a choice of lifestyle options and community in mind, quality of life and well-being sits at the heart of the Riverstone experience. To learn more about Riverstone Kensington: visit https://www.riverstoneliving.com/our-locations/riverstone-kensington and Riverstone Fulham: visit https://www.riverstoneliving.com/our-locations/riverstone-fulham
Riverstone, delivering exceptional London living for people over 65, is proud to support the 2021 RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show in partnership with Saatchi Gallery.

About Glenmorangie

Glenmorangie’s whisky makers use endless imagination and five key ingredients – wood, water, barley, yeast and time – to dream up delicious single malt whiskies. They’ve been honing their craft for more than 175 years. They create a delicate and fruity spirit in stills as tall as an adult giraffe to allow for more taste and aroma. Led by Director of Whisky Creation Dr Bill Lumsden, this crackerjack crew are on a mission to bring new flavours and possibilities to the world of single malt.

Glenmorangie celebrates the joy of delicious single malt in every part of its universe, from Glenmorangie House to its colourful new brand campaign, shot by famed photographer Miles Aldridge. With its tagline “It’s kind of delicious and wonderful”, Glenmorangie invites whisky lovers old and new to see themselves in Glenmorangie’s world.

Glenmorangie is proud to support the 2021 RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show in partnership with Saatchi Gallery.
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