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Botanica de Materia Medica

Plants that Heal.

Since 1999, Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens has held an annual botanic art exhibition at the Sydney Gardens. For many of you it has become an annual pilgrimage to enjoy the works and ambience of the Gardens.

The exhibition, Botanica, showcases the truly exceptional and internationally recognised work of Australian botanical artists. At the same time we endeavour to introduce new and emerging artists.

Traditional botanic art is European, usually in watercolour and must be scientifically accurate. This year we are looking at Botanica de Materia Medica - plants that heal - and welcoming both traditional and wider artistic interpretations of this theme and in a broader range of mediums. We hope it will prove to be an interesting experience for you.

The exhibition raises funds supporting the scientific works and infrastructure of the Gardens.
Your support enables the Gardens to protect our unique plant life from an uncertain future and inspires the community to invest in plant conservation.

Please join us for the launch on Friday 28 July, 4PM - 6PM. Follow the link below for more details.

Opening Night 


Saturday 29 July - Sunday 13 August
10AM - 4PM Daily


Lion Gate Lodge Garden
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney


Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available
We would like to thank our wonderful sponsors for Botanica de Materia Medica:
Terms and Conditions
Customer: The person who is attending the event. Member’s Price: Available for customers who will hold a current membership with Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens at the time of the event/activity. Customers, individuals or groups must be named as membership holders. Non-Member’s Price: Available to all customers who are not current membership holders with Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens. For cancellations of less than 10 days: No refunds or transfers. For cancellations of 10 to 30 days prior: Cancellation fee is 50% of event/activity price, capped at a maximum of $100. The remaining amount paid can be used to transfer to another event/activity or refunded. For cancellations of 30 days or more: No cancellation fee applied. The full amount paid can be used to transfer to another event/activity or refunded. Special cancellation policies apply to Foundation & Friends New Years’ Eve event, and National & International Tours. For more information about T&Cs call 02 9231 8182.

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