There are two upcoming events which will interest botanical artists and botanical art fans with reach of Strawberry Hill House at 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, London TW1 4ST
The website unfortunately is very 'sticky' when it comes to trying to book an event so you will need to persevere. You might find it easier to telephone them.
Exhibition: A Collector's Collection: Dr Shirley Sherwood Selects Botanical Art
Venue: Strawberry hill House
Dates: Tuesday 1 March 2016 - Tuesday 31 May 2016 - during house opening times
Booking: none required
This is an an exhibition of botanical art from the collection of Dr Shirley Sherwood OBE. It includes drawings and paintings which represent plants either selected by Horace Walpole for his garden at Strawberry Hill or which he would have seen in the other fashionable gardens of his time.
Botanical Painting at Strawberry Hill - with Christobel King
Venue: Strawberry Hill House
Date: Saturday 23 April, 10am - 4pm
Booking Fee: £50 The ticket includes all art materials, and morning and afternoon refreshments.
A botanical painting workshop with renowned botanical illustrator and author Christabel King. This will feature:
Event: A Collector's Collection: Lecture by Dr Shirley Sherwood
Venue: Walpole's State Apartment, Strawberry Hill House
Date: Wednesday 4 May, 7:00pm
Fee: The website would not co-operate and yield this - see if you have better luck than I did!
Dr Sherwood will discuss the process of selecting pieces for her exhibition at Strawberry Hill, her love for the artistic recording of plants and flowers, and her experience of collecting in this genre.
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