Botanic Art Group

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If you love native plants and enjoy drawing and painting, then the Botanic Art Group is for you.

We meet to paint and draw Australian plants in the wonderful environment of the Gardens, in an informal and friendly atmosphere.

We are a group of artists who have a special interest in Australian native plants. We are privileged to be able to portray plants from every state and territory. Some of these plants may be otherwise inaccessible to other artists, due to their remote habitat or their rarity.

Artists of all levels of experience can join the Group. There is no formal teaching or mentoring, but the atmosphere is relaxed and everyone is happy to share their experiences.

There is no cost to join the Group, but you must be a member of the Friends.

Monthly sessions

There are currently three group sessions:

  • Group 1 – second Thursday of each month
  • Group 2 – fourth Wednesday of each month
  • Group 3 - second Saturday of each month

All three groups currently meet in the morning, usually from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Members are notified of the venue by email before each session.

Please feel free to drop in on any BAG meeting and have a look at what the members are doing.

2019 Exhibition

A book of many of the paintings in the 2019 Exhibition is available for purchase.  Details are available here.

Cover of the 'More Than Just a Pretty Plant' book
Cover of the 'More Than Just a Pretty Plant' book

Kerrie Nogrady at work (Photo: Alan Munns)
Kerrie Nogrady at work (Photo: Alan Munns)

Contact information

Members of the Friends are always welcome to come along and see what we do. To join the Botanic Art Group, please email:

Wendy Antoniak