Botanical Art Exhibition
February 16 @ 11:00 am - March 17 @ 4:00 pm
Saturday 16th February – Sunday 17th March 2019, on our usual open days*
Following the huge success of last year’s event, Easton Walled Gardens is excited to announce the second Botanical
Art Exhibition, entitled: ‘Plants & Pollinators’. See two talented artists, well respected in the field of botanical
illustration and painting, interpret the fascinating lives of bees and the plants they pollinate. The exhibition, which
takes place in the beautifully restored Coach House, will run in conjunction with Snowdrop week from Saturday
16th February and will remain open for viewing on our usual open days up until Sunday 17th March.
Entry is included in the garden admission fee.
Val Littlewood, BA MA SIAD: After a career in commercial art, design and teaching, Val
is enjoying the multifaceted world of creative arts. She has a particular interest in the conservation of wild bees and to that end developed a small travelling ‘BUZZ’ exhibition which
showcases 24 British Wild Bees and their flowers.
Venues for the show have included Lumen Gallery London, the Lost Gardens of Heligan,
Easton Walled Gardens, Yewbarrow House and Nature in Art Gallery in Gloucestershire
where Val has had two Art Residencies.
Dawn Wright, AssocSBA : As the resident botanical art tutor at Easton Walled Gardens,
Dawn’s enthusiasm, knowledge and expertise of botanical drawing and painting really brings
out the natural creativity within her students. Dawn’s work has received ’highly
commended’ for the Joyce Cuming Award at The Society of Botanical Artists’ Annual
Exhibition. Dawn currently runs her botanical art workshops across the East Midlands.
The exhibitors are part of a distinguished group of botanical artists stretching back to the 16th century.
These skills are still used today to record flora throughout the world. They use extraordinary observation skills to
reproduce the beauty and detail of the natural world.
Normal garden admission applies. Free admission for Friends of Easton Walled Gardens.
*Usual garden open days are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays