Plant Exhibition

“Plant” exhibition held at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town was an exhibition of fine contemporary botanical artwork depicting the rich diversity of Southern African flora.  Also featured was a Bug Room, a space dedicated to illustrations of local insects to celebrate biodiversity.  

Kirstenbosch Biennale 2013

The year 2013 marks the centenary year of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and to celebrate this milestone, the theme for this year’s botanical art biennale at Kirstenbosch is medicinal and traditional use plants of southern Africa. The theme pays homage to the evolution of botanical art from the beautiful hand-drawn illustrations of plants collected from around the world for ancient herbals. It also highlights the rich history of traditional plant use among indigenous people, while aiming to raise awareness about unsustainable over-exploitation.