This website includes a list of all known Florilegium Societies across the world.
Florilegium societies around the world
One of my aims is to compile a reference page for all the Florilegium Societies around the globe
I've got a number of references to Florilegiums on the website. These include:
I'd love to hear about any other groups which have been set up which have not responded my searches online.
Membership of a Florilegium Society
The route to becoming a member of the different groups varies and is not as straightforward as joining an ordinary botanical art society.
Typically groups are looking for competent botanical artists who can contribute botanical illustrations at an appropriate standard - and can make a commitment to producing a specific number of illustrations within a specific timescale. Again this caries from group to group.
Most welcome enquiries however please note that it's not unusual for access to membership to be via invitation only.
I would comment that it would be really nice if all Florilegium Societies made sure that they have very clear and accessible statements as to who is eligible to join and how to go about this.
Books about Florilegia
One of the interesting conundrums of the Society supporting the development of a Florilegium is how best to make it accessible to a wider group of people.
My personal view is that it's disappointing to think of so many people putting in so much effort only for the drawings and paintings to be archived and a select few only brought out periodically for exhibition.
What I am noticing is that the more well established Florilegia are now beginning to do or think about action with respect to two things:
In the next post in this series I'll highlight other botanical art groups.
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