​​​​RHS Plant and Art Show 2018


GOLD medal and BEST BOTANICAL PAINTING for my ferns and painting of Dryopteris erythrosora at the RHS London Plant and Art Fair 2018. With around 40 exhibitors from around the world this is the biggest and best show I have ever seen!!

Thursday is the last day when this show will be open (11am-6pm).

For anyone contacting me about prints please use my contact form and I will be in touch with you after I return from the show. It's been such a pleasure meeting so many wonderful people!

For more information click here.

!!Due to a missing phone I have lost all my photographs from the show. If anyone has any to share please email me! Thanks everyone!!

Running alongside the show is an exhibition in the Lindley Library of recent acquisitions including my Geranium 'Patricia'.


Sydney Exhibition at Kew


My painting of Calathea zebrina was part of the Florilegium: Sydney's Painted Garden Exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney in 2016 and features in the accompanying book. The exhibition will be coming to the Shirley Sherwood gallery at Kew Gardens in London from April until September 2018.



Royal College of Physicians book and exhibition


'The Illustrated College Herbal: Plants from the Pharmacopoea Londinensis of 1618' will be published in May, with an exhibition of the original artworks from 20th-30th August at the Royal College of Physicians. My illustration of Laurus nobilis will be included in the book and exhibition. Further details of the book launch and exhibition can be found here.



Courses for 2018: Botanical Painting Courses at the Eden Project

Dates to be confirmed. A three -day painting course will be running in November with more dates to be added for the spring.

Our 3 to 5 day courses are set in the fantastic setting of the Mediterranean Biome at the Eden Project in Cornwall. The courses aim to give a thorough introduction to the techniques used in botanical art, from accurate drawing and tonal shading to using watercolour techniques to produce a lifelike image. An introduction to botany for artists is included in some courses. For further details or to book visit the Eden Project website or call bookings on 01726 811972.


I will also be running a one-day course on understanding and painting ferns for the Eden Project Florilegium Society on 3rd November. For further details of the Florilegium Society see here






I am a botanical artist working in Cornwall, where I am a Fellow of the Eden Project Florilegium Society and teach botanical painting and drawing courses at the Eden Project. I paint both to record species and celebrate plants. My work ranges from botanical documentation for archives and florilegia to artistic studies of plants exploring our relationship to them.


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laura Silburn botanical art