Now in its 15th year, the Margaret Flockton Award attracts the best of the best professional and amateur scientific botanical illustrators from around the world. The winner will be announced on 21 April at the first day of the exhibition at the Maiden Theatre in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
The award is truly one of a kind
These aren't just beautifully drawn works of art, they are scientific botanical illustrations that focus on accuracy and the features used to identify plant species. These illustrations have an important history and to this day play a vital role in assisting botanists and researchers understand plants. They are highly detailed black and white drawings primarily undertaken in pen and ink, pencil and more recently, digital renderings.