The legacy of Margaret Flockton
Now in its 16th year, the Margaret Flockton Award attracts the best professional and amateur scientific botanical illustrators from around the world.
This Award is unique amongst international art awards, focusing exclusively on contemporary scientific botanical illustration, instead of botanical art.
Original taxonomic illustrations
Illustrators from around the world submit scientifically accurate drawings that accompany the published taxonomic description of the plant, clearly highlighting all of the distinctive features of the species.
The winner will be announced on 30 March kicking off Garden Art Month with a bang and first place prize of $5,000.
Don't' fret if you miss the exhibition, it will tour to the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah throughout the year.
Budding artists will bloom at Garden Art Month which is conveniently timed during the autumn school holidays.
A new collaboration between the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and the National Art School, the Sketchbook Scavenger Hunt weaves kids throughout the Garden on a quest to visually record the landscapes, plants, people and animals in an iconic setting.
More from Garden Art Month
Throughout April and extending into May the Garden will be buzzing with activity. For more information about Garden Art Month at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney visit the website here.
Hero image featured above: Hellebore by Elaine Musgrave