Botanical illustrations - drawings that make science visual – have a history thousands of years old. The illustrators of Royal Botanic Garden Sydney maintain that rich tradition.
The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney boasts not one but two scientific illustrators, maintaining the rich tradition that began at the National Herbarium of NSW in 1901.
Discover the legacy of Australian botanical illustrator Margaret Flockton and the hundreds of elegant botanical studies that inspired the creation of an international award in her name.
The Florilegium is a collection of contemporary botanical paintings of some of the most significant plants in the living collections of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust.
Find out about the winner of the Margaret Flockton Award for contemporary scientific botanical illustration in 2017, from an international field of entries.