• The Florilegium

The Florilegium



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National Trust Heritage Award Winner 2017- Publications

The Florilegium Society at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney Inc was formed to create a florilegium, a collection of contemporary botanical paintings of some of the most significant plants in the living collections of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust.

The Society published the Florilegium  to celebrate the 200 year history of Australia’s first botanic garden. Documenting its botanical and horticultural development the historical theme will relate the species painted to each period of the Garden’s history, through the collectors, the botanists, horticulturalists and directors, and to changing horticultural fashions. 

The beautiful high quality 224 page publication includes each of the eighty seven paintings in  full colour plates accompanied by the plant’s botanical description and text relating it to the history of the Gardens.

Like the scientific accuracy that botanical art adheres to, the richness of the horticultural displays in the Royal Botanic Gardens is underpinned by the tradition of a scientific garden, plant collecting and the educational role that the Gardens encompass as part of our heritage.

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