Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

Helen Burrows

Helen Burrows’ botanical watercolour illustrations are represented in the Victorian National Herbarium collection; the Government House Florilegium Project; the National Library of Australia, the Illustrated Garden Collection (Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens), the Huntington Library, California; the Hunt Institute of the Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania; the Lindley Library Royal Horticultural Society, London; the Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum of Berlin-Dahlem; the Missouri Botanical Garden Library; and the Herbarium Library of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Her work is also held in galleries and private collections throughout Australia and overseas.

Helen’s illustrative work has been used in various publications including the Jenny Phillip’s Australian Botanical Artists National Trust Desk Diary, the Illustrated Garden Collection (Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne) and Botanic News.

A professional Graphic Designer, Helen currently teaches Botanical Illustration at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria. She has also worked in both secondary and tertiary education sectors teaching art and lecturing in Design and Graphic Communication.

Her passionate interest in gardening and horticulture has found expression in her commitment to botanical painting. Her recent work includes specialisation in Australian Camellia cultivars and she has completed three volumes of camellias in limited edition.

'Pierre de Ronsard'
545 x 740 mm

Gentiana scabra 'Shin Krishna'
485 x 640 mm