Visit and Talk: Shirley Sherwood and Marianne North Galleries at Kew

  • Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew |
  • Visit and Talk |
  • Tuesday, 5 July 2011 - 10:30 until 15:00

Sydenham Edwards, Chinese Trumpet Flower, c 1800, at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Kew

Sydenham Edwards, Chinese Trumpet Flower, c 1800, at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Kew

The Shirley Sherwood Gallery was opened in 2008 to display botanical art from Kew Archive’s collection of 200,000 works, and from the Shirley Sherwood Collection of illustrations by contemporary artists. It is the first public gallery in the world dedicated solely to botanical art.

This event offers a viewing of a new exhibition about rare and endangered plants, and a talk by Dr Sherwood, who co-curated the show. Dr Sherwood is a judge on the Picture Committee of the RHS; a former trustee on the Advisory Board of the RBG, Kew; an honorary trustee of the American Society for Botanical Artists; a Fellow of the Linnean Society; and on the Board of the Smithsonian Institution.

At 2pm, a member of Kew staff will give guests a brief introductory talk on the spectacular Marianne North Gallery next door, which houses 833 paintings by this Victorian artist, adventurer and philanthropist. The Gallery has recently re-opened following extensive restoration, which included the conservation of all the paintings.

Venue details

Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew Richmond London TW9 3AB London TW9 3AB