Botanica in Sickness and in Health

10am - 4pm, Saturday 6 - Sunday 28 May 2017
Lion Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Australia’s leading contemporary botanical art exhibition Botanica returns to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney in May, exploring the complex and remarkable relationship we have with plants. The annual showcase, now in its 18th year, features work by some of the best Australian and international established and emerging botanic and natural history artists and is considered one of the foremost exhibitions of its kind.

2017's Botanica theme draws its inspiration from the multiple ways we need, love and should appreciate plants - medicines, oxygen, poisons, fragrances, in celebrations and so much more.

Curator Judy Dunstan said the 2017 exhibition comprised more than 200 original paintings representing the work of artists from across Australia and beyond. 

“Works were selected on the basis that they are scientifically correct in both form and colour, and artistically pleasing and balanced to the eye,” said Ms Dunstan.

“It is the perfect opportunity to acquire works by talented emerging artists as well as those by artists with well-established national and international reputations,” added Ms Dunstan.  

Botanica is a beautiful exhibition and encourages the sale of all its artworks. Proceeds go to the artists and to help Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens continue to support horticulture, conservation, scientific research and education programs within your Botanic Gardens. Lion Gate Lodge
Lion Gate Lodge
All ages
Free Entry, 10am - 4pm daily
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Botanica Opening Night

6pm - 8pm, Friday 5 May 2017
Lion Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Enjoy a lovely night out in the Gardens, and take the opportunity to view and purchase original artworks from this year’s impressive exhibition before it opens to the public. The exhibition will be officially opened by Dr Brett Summerell, Director of Science and Conservation at The Royal Botanic Garden. Delicious canapés and drinks will be served.

Price: $55 (Foundation & Friends Member $45)
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