Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Foundation & Friends

Helen Fitzgerald

Born into an artistic family in Sydney, Australia, Helenís artistic career started quite early. She was 19 when her first painting was accepted for the Wynne Art exhibition in Sydney. Helen taught senior art at Kambala School in Sydney in 1966-67 before going overseas to work and study for three years. Helenís studies have included art, architecture, botany and languages at universities in Italy, Austria and Australia. Her strong interest in the preservation of Australian flora and fauna is reflected in her stunning botanical and zoological artworks. Helenís hard work and talent culminated in 2002 with the award of a gold medal at the exhibition of the Royal Horticultural Society, London.

Numerous exhibitions include five solo exhibitions at the Woodworks Gallery, Bungendore, three solo exhibitions at Cuppacumbalong Gallery, Canberra, Bega Regional gallery, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and Royal Botanic Garden Melbourne group exhibitions and the Royal Horticulture Society, London. Her work hangs in private and corporate collections in Australia including Parliament House, Sydney. Also overseas collections, Helen has illustrated five books on Australian flora and fauna. Commissions include a large poster for Aust. Parks and Wildlife on grassland species and for Australian Quarantine (AQUIS) for illustrations of imported plant pests and diseases. Helen is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists and the Botanical Art Society of Australia.

Also see unframed artwork inventory.


Quercus palustris
pin oak

280 x 350 mm

Eucalyptus caesia
silver princess

720 x 270 mm


Corymbia ficifolia
flowering gum
280 x 350 mm