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Art and Science: Herbs and Flowers

Masters of Botanical Art

Societies and Associations

American Society of Botanical Artists

"ASBA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting public awareness of contemporary botanical art, to honoring its traditions and to furthering its development."

Society of Botanical Artists, UK

"Formed to bring together botanical artists of create a focus for the continuation of the centuries-old tradition of excellence in this unique aspect of art."


Peter Henderson, from Robert Thornton, The Temple of Flora, 1807

History of Botanical Illustration


Contributions of Women

View the joint exhibition from the Linda Hall Library and the Missouri Botanical Garden Library:

Women's Work: Portraits of 12 Scientific Illustrators from the 17th to 21st Century

Linda Hall Library Online Catalog