Native Plants of Southern Africa

About this Exhibition

Project activities are well under way, with Botanical Artists Association of Southern Africa (BAASA) calling for entries from artists living in any southern African nation. The exhibition will open May 17, 2018 and hang in the Everard Read Gallery through June 9, 2018, the longest running commercial gallery in Africa.  Details may be found here:  BAASA also has a Facebook page where they will be posting updates:



The artist, Jenny Hyde-Johnson, is fortunate to live in a World Heritage site near Johannesburg, South Africa, and focuses her artwork on native plants. Her work portrays the central subject along with its habitat, to tell the story about what shapes and nurtures that subject. In this case she shows the common squill's very large bulb and roots, and the grassland/savannah habitat it favors.

Common Squill, Ledebouria marginata, watercolor and gouache on paper, ©Jenny Hyde-Johnson.

Cape Chestnut, Calodendrum capense, watercolor on paper, ©Gillian Condy

The Cape Chestnut tree flowers so heavily, its canopy is covered in pink, and so is cultivated for its beautiful flowers and glossy leaves. It is not related to chestnuts at all but is more closely related to citrus trees. The artist, Gillian Condy, shows the beautiful, prolifically flowering branch as well as the fruit in her lively composition.


Botanical Art Society of Southern Africa

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Exhibition Logo ©Christiaan Lochner,  Protea mundii

Exhibition Logo ©Christiaan Lochner, Protea mundii

Steering Committee

Gillian Condy
Karen Bryden

exhibition Venue

Everard Read Gallery, Rosebank, Johannesburg

Photo Courtesy Everard Read Gallery

Photo Courtesy Everard Read Gallery



Everard Read Gallery, 6 Jellicoe Avenue, Johannesburg, GP, 2196 


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