Florilegium: Sydney’s Painted Garden - Art Collector

Jenny Phillips, Magnolia grandiflora (Bull Bay Magnolia). Image © Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. Courtesy: the artist and Sydney Living Museums, Sydney.

 Florilegium: Sydney’s Painted Garden showcases a collection of contemporary botanical paintings that illustrate some of the most significant plants in the living collections of the Royal Botanic Garden & Domain Trust. The exhibition celebrates a renaissance in botanic art with over 80 exquisite paintings from more than 60 international and Australian artists. Visitors will be able to view up close the detail of familiar indigenous Australian plants and common garden flowers as well as more unfamiliar exotic species from Asia, the Americas, Africa and Europe.

  Exhibition opens: 30 July 2016
Exhibition closes: 30 October 2016
Location: Museum of Sydney, cnr Bridge and Phillip streets, Sydney
Contact: 02 9251 5988
Website: www.sydneylivingmuseums.com.au

About Sydney living Museums
Sydney Living Museums cares for a group of 12 of the most important historic houses, gardens and museums in NSW on behalf of the people of NSW.

Our purpose is to enrich and revitalise people’s lives with Sydney’s living history, and to hand the precious places in our care and their collections on to future generations to enjoy.

We bring our museums to life through a dynamic and diverse program of exhibitions, research and events such as walks, talks and tours so that our visitors can experience Sydney's past as if they had lived it themselves.

We were established in 1980 as the Historic Houses Trust of NSW to manage, maintain and interpret buildings and places of historic importance for the education and enjoyment of the public. In 2013 we launched our new identity as Sydney Living Museums to refresh and unify our diverse range of properties and highlight our role and relevance for current and future generations.

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