Plants Exhibition


As galleries and museums around the world move online in these unprecedented times, so too has the PL?NTS Exhibition, which features more than 150 artworks celebrating our love of plants. PL?NTS will be available to view online during the original dates of the exhibition, Saturday 21 March – Sunday 5 April. 

Click here to view the online gallery and gift shop.
Click here to view the PDF catalogue of artworks.

All sales benefit the artists keeping our culture vibrant and your Botanic Gardens.
To make a purchase, please email: – Sales will be done on a first come, first served basis. Please list the name of the artwork that you would like to purchase, along with a contact number to call so that we may finalise the sale. 

The exhibition will return to Lion Gate Lodge in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney from Sunday 19 July - Sunday 2 August, where artworks purchased during pre-sales will be available for collection once the exhibition closes. 

About The PL?NTS Exhibition
Our artists have been hard at work for many months creating beautiful emotive artworks that express our deep connection to the natural world, and the decision to show the exhibition both online and at the gallery in July stems from our desire to share with you something positive and good during these uncertain times.

Plants give us life. They make our air, our food, our clothes and our homes. Without them life would cease to exist. The Royal Botanic Garden is a living collection of thousands of plants in Sydney's CBD. This oasis is the city's lungs, the green heart of Sydney and Australia's oldest scientific institution.

PL??NTS is a brand new exhibition in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, brought to you by Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens. For this exhibition, we are shining a spotlight on the incredible diversity of plants living here and around the world. And we're also telling the story of their friends: the many pollinators that disperse seeds and keep the Gardens humming.  

Lion Gate Lodge will host an array of artworks, including paintings, drawings, printmaking, photography and sculptures, inspired by plants in all their glory. There will be a unique and exciting installation within the garden of Lion Gate Lodge by the Melbourne collective Skunk Control, a group of scientists, engineers and artists.

All items in the exhibition are for sale with proceeds going to the artists who keep our culture rich and vibrant and to assisting Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens support horticulture, conservation, scientific research and education programs within your Botanic Gardens.

Artists featured in the exhibition include: David Aldous, Tamara Armstrong, Pilar Basa, Andrew Bennett, Megumi Bennett, Matt Bisaro, Laura Blythman, Leanne Booth, Janine Combes, Andrew Dennis, Samantha Dennis, Michelle Fogden, Ariella Friend, Jenny Fusca, Emma Gale, Carla Gottgens, Neha Gupte, Julie Hickson, Vianney Hunter from Hunter Candles, Alison Jackson, Clayton John, Valerie Khoo, Dana Kinter, Michaela Laurie, Antony Makhlouf, Anne Marie Graham, Jason McDonald, Christina McLean from Trade the Mark, Jason Moad, Julie Nash, Trudy Rice, Deidre Roberts, Julia Roberts, Daniel Shipp, Judith Sinnamon, Bruce Slorach, Andrea Smith, Sophia Szilagyi, Stef Tarasov, Patricia Van Lubeck, Nat Ward, Deidhre Wauchop, Flora Waycott, Simon Welsh, Ali Wood, Nicola Woodcock, Lucila Zentner and Skunk Control.

Join us for the PL??NTS Exhibition Opening Celebration on Saturday 18 July, where you can mingle with the artists, sip on a glass of Tyrrell’s wine, and enjoy shopping for artworks in the beautiful surrounds of Lion Gate Lodge.

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