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RHS London Orchid Show and Botanical Art Show
Widely considered as one of the most stylish plant additions to any
home, orchids come in a surprising range of shapes, sizes and colours,
all of which can be found at the London Orchid Show in Westminster.
Browse from hundreds of orchids on sale by specialist growers from home
and abroad, and receive expert advice on all aspects of orchid care.
New for 2010 is the addition of the Botanical Art Show, where 25
artists, some of whom are travelling from as far as Japan, Australia and
Taiwan will be exhibiting art depicting plants of all kinds in an
attempt to win a coveted RHS Gold Medal.
There will also be chance for visitors to view a rarely seen
exhibition of RHS commissioned works of award-winning orchids. The RHS
Lindley Library has a collection of more than 7,000 drawings depicting
award-winning orchids. It was begun in 1897, when Nellie Roberts, the
RHS’s first orchid artist was commissioned, with the aim that every
orchid awarded a prize at RHS shows should have its portrait painted.