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'A Big Show of Little Botanical Works 2020'

'A Big Show of Little Botanical Works' - Botanical Art Society of New Zealand
'A Big Show of Little Botanical Works' - Botanical Art Society of New Zealand
1 Aug 2020 to 13 Sep 2020
Open daily from 8am - 4.30pm til 13th September,
An exhibition of small botanical artworks by members of the Botanical Art Society of New Zealand
Event type: 
Art, Exhibition
Auckland Botanic Gardens
102, Hill Road Manurewa Auckland 2105


The Botanical Art Society of New Zealand are holding their annual exhibition in Auckland for the first time. Established in 2004, in Christchurch, the Society has now grown to encompass artists from all over New Zealand, and even a few living abroad, with previous exhibitions being held in Christchurch. 

Twenty-five artists have produced over 75+ artworks, showcasing a wide range of New Zealand native as well as exotic plants.  

Traditionally botanical artists used watercolour but this exhibition also shows artists working in gouache, colour pencil, ink and even scratchboard. 

The Society aims to promote public awareness of contemporary botanical art, to highlight native and exotic flora found in NZ and by striving to be as accurate as possible in their portrayal of their subject, educate as well. Dissected and diseased plants are among those portrayed in this niche exhibition. 

This free event is open from Saturday 1st August at 8am - 4.30 pm and every day except Sunday 13th September when it closes at 3pm.

For more information about the exhibition or the Society, please email




Written by

Lesley Alexander

26 Jul 2020

I am a botanical artist living in Auckland. Originally from the UK, I studied Scientific Illustration (BA Hons 1st class) at Middlesex Polytechnic and worked as a medical illustrator before coming to NZ with my Kiwi husband and 3 young children in 2003.