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Botanical Art Worldwide: Native Plants of the Netherlands

Exhibitions dates: May 10 - September 3, 2018

Museum'De Zwarte Tulp: contact

At exhibition's close, it will then travel to Germany to appear at Museum B.C. Koekkoek-Haus, Klebe.

Worldwide Day of Botanical Art Programs: Festive opening begins at 2pm, with several workshops and demonstrations for adults and children.    4pm: Talk by Sabine Huls, Director of the Museum, and introduction by Anita Walsmit-Sachs, President of the Dutch Society of Botanical Artists. Rogier van Vugt, Head of Glasshouses of Hortus Botanics, Leiden will present a talk.

Further events will occur throughout the exhibition's appearance at the Museum: 

May 26: Kees Lageveld: talk about Dutch native plants and works in the show

May 29 - June 2: Workshop for members only by Fiona Strickland.

June   2: Drawing trees, demo and workshop by Hans Homburg

June   9: Workshop botanical painting, starters and semi-advanced by Jacomien van Andel

June 16: How do I frame my work by Eva Ooms

June 23: Introduction to botanical art by Els Hazenberg

June 30: Botanical art a flowery science by Janneke Brinkman

July 14: Demo and drawing together by Marian van der Stee

July 21: Botanical watercolour, advanced by Esmée Winkel

July 28: Demo, botanical painting by Margriet, Honingh

August   4: Colour pencil by Jenny Post

August 11: Demo, botanical painting by Dick Smit

August 18: Values in graphite drawing by Marionne van de Klashorst

August 25: Tondo, berries in pen and ink by Eline de Jong

Checkered Lily,    Fritillaria meleagris   , watercolor on paper, ©Anita Walsmit Sachs

Checkered Lily, Fritillaria meleagris, watercolor on paper, ©Anita Walsmit Sachs

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to Jun 24

Native Plants of Japan announces events on WWDBA

Botanical Art Worldwide: Native Plants of Japan

Dates: April 28 - June 24, 2018

Location: Makino Memorial Garden and Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Native Plants of Japan is now on view, and the gardens are in full leaf and flower. Japanese artists' artworks of the native plants of Japan, are accompanied by Dr. Makino's historical artworks, and all are on view in the Gallery. The Botanical Art Worldwide slideshow is on view in an adjacent room (see photo below).

Program schedule : May 18

Presentation by Mieko Ishikawa 10:00 - 10:30

Demonstration by Akiko Enokido "Watercolor on vellum" 10:40 - 11:40

Class: Asuka Hishiki "Drybrush Technique" 13:00 - 15:30

May 6, 14:30 - 14:50 and June 10, 14:30 - 14:50

Gallery talk: Juniko Tanaka, Art Curator of Makino Memorial Garden and Museum

July 16 - august 31, 2018

Exhibition Travels to Kobe Municipal Arboretum, Kobe, Japan. Contact:

July 16, 11:30 - 14:00 Presentation by Mieko Konishi (ASBA/JABI member)

July 21  10:30 - 12:30 Lecture: Mieko Konishi, Akiko Enokido

View of the installation at Makino Memorial Garden and Museum.

View of the installation at Makino Memorial Garden and Museum.

Slide show viewing in an adjacent room.

Slide show viewing in an adjacent room.

Dr. Makino's display, including original illustrations, information and publications. All photos courtesy Akiko Enokido.

Dr. Makino's display, including original illustrations, information and publications. All photos courtesy Akiko Enokido.

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Worldwide Day of Botanical Art - New Zealand

May 18th – Day of Botanical Art Worldwide

This day will be very exciting for New Zealand as we are the first country involved to see the day! New Zealand will start things off with a Karakia – a Maori welcome and prayer, followed by a Kapa haka. We will then have speeches from invited dignitaries after which there will be artist demos, tours, talks and much more! Events will be held at Auckland Botanic Garden and supported by the Botanical Art Society of New Zealand.

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to May 20

Worldwide Day of Botanical Art - Brazil


Location:  Curitiba Botanical Garden, Exhibition Hall of the Municipal Botanical Museum

email  Curitiba Botanical Garden - Curitiba/Paraná/Brazil

Programs: Friday, 05/18/2018

9 am – Opening – At the Exhibition Hall of the Municipal Botanical Museum - MBM in the Curitiba Botanical Garden.  Official welcoming by Fátima Zagonel, representing the Steering Committee and Sonia Mara Ferraz de Oliveira, Botanical Garden Manager, following by a small cocktail party.

10 am – At the Auditorium  International Video presentation with the 40 images of each of the 25 participants Country.

11 am – At the Auditorium  Project presentation: "Illustration of the plants of the Amazon meadow" by Maria Alice Rezende, winner of the ASBA/Anne Ophelia Golden Award 2009.

Noon – Lunch Break

2 pm – At the Auditorium  Panel Discussion: “The situation of Botanical Art in Brazil and its international representativeness”.  Participating members: Marcos Antonio Silva-Ferraz, Álvaro Nunes, Zenilton Gayoso, Maria Alice Rezende and Ana Maria Deliberator, director of Center for Botanical Illustration of Paraná - CIBP. Coordination by Diana Carneiro.

3 to 4 pm – At the exhibition hall  Testimony of the participating artists in the face of their artwork.

4:30 pm – Guided tour through the Herbarium and Botanical Collections of the Botanical Garden, for the participants of the exhibition and guests, coordinated by biologist and Curator of the MBM Herbarium – José Tadeu Weidlich Motta.

 Saturday, Day 05/19/2018  From 9 am to 4 pm

Workshop “Colors of Cerrado” by Álvaro Nunes at the Exhibition Hall of MBM.

Workshop “The Iridescence’s Effect” by Marcos Antonio Silva-Ferraz at the CIBP headquarter.

Presentation of the international video in the Auditorium.

 8 pm – Confraternization Dinner

 Sunday, Day 05/20/2018

Demonstration of the techniques of color pencil and watercolor related to Botanical art, by local artists Cássia Dias and Alessandro Candido.

Presentation of the International Video in the Auditorium.

From 05/22 to 06/17 the exhibition will be open to the public and the local artists selected for the exhibition will be there for demonstrations and or information.

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Worldwide Day of Botanical Art - Southern Africa

Exhibition dates: May 17 - June 9, Everard Read Gallery, Rosebank, Johannesburg

Worldwide Day of Botanical Art, May 18, 2018

10:00  Walkabout with Vicki Thomas

14:00  Walkabout with Elsa Pooley

10:30 - 12:30 and 15:00 - 17:00 - Artist demonstrations

Saturday May 19

10:00 am Walkabout with Jenny Hyde-Johnson

10:30 - 12:30 Artist demonstrations

Additional Walkabouts starting at 10:00

Saturday May 26 with Ann Harris, Saturday June 2 with Willie Schlechter, and Saturday June 9 with Gillian Condy

Additional Art Demonstrations starting at 10:30

Saturday May 26 with Janet Hughes and Gillian Condy, Saturday June 2 with Sandy Labuschagne, and Saturday June 9 with Bridget Dunseith

Evening Lectures:

Thursday May 24, 6:30 Prof. Bob Scholes "The adventures of three collectors: Sparman, Zeyher, and Thode."

Thursday May 31, 6:30 Dr. Reinier Terblanche "Butterflies and their sense of place in South Africa.

Thursday, June 7, 6:30 John and Sandie Burrows "The art and botany of drift seeds"

Book for these events by emailing:


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Botanical Art Worldwide: America's Flora Announces Program

The United States Botanic Garden has announced a day of programming on the Worldwide Day of Botanical Art, May 18, 2018. Much of the afternoon's programming is open to the public. 

12:00 noon Lecture by Carol Woodin, ASBA Director of Exhibitions and Jim Adams, USBG Horticulture Manager "Botanical Art Worldwide: 6 Continents, 25 Countries, 1 Worldwide Project"  Registration required:

Come hear the story behind Botanical Art Worldwide, a global initiative documenting some of the world's great botanical diversity. This fascinating story details how twenty-five countries joined together to reach new audiences through botanical art. Each country's exhibition highlights native plants, depicting in contemporary botanical artworks created specifically for this project.

1:00 - 2:00 Meet the Artists in the Conservatory Gallery. Nearly 30 artists in the exhibition will be present to show technique demos, provide stories and tips, and talk about their works to the public.  Open, no registration required.

2:30 - 4:30 Behind the Scenes. Artists give a gallery walkthrough, discussing their work in the show, organizers speak about the exhibition and the overall Botanical Art Worldwide Project. Registration required:

Join us in this exciting event celebrating the culmination of all the efforts made worldwide to bring artists, institutions, organizations, and the public together to celebrate the diversity of plant life on earth!


Osage Orange,  Maclura pomifera , ©Susan Tomlinson

Osage Orange, Maclura pomifera, ©Susan Tomlinson

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7:00 PM19:00

Steering Committee Meeting

Those members of the Steering Committee who are able to participate in ASBA's annual meeting in San Francisco will meet on Thursday evening at 7pm. The specific room location will be announced. This will be the final in-person meeting before the project launches on May 18, 2018. Please email to add agenda items.

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