Catherine Day and Ros Franklin (Chairman of the Eden Project Florilegium) were one of a group of selected members of SWSBA who were awarded an RHS Silver Medal in 2013 for their themed exhibition entitled ‘Spots and Stripes’. Catherine is a previous solo medal winner and Ros a first time medal winner.
Ros Franklin was awarded an RHS Gold Medal (May 2015) for her first solo exhibition “Arisaemas for the Sheltered Garden or Greenhouse”. The RHS Lindley Library has purchased one of the paintings Arisaema speciosum var. mirabile for their collection.
Eden Project Florilegium Society member and Publicity Secretary, Laura Silburn, achieved a Gold medal at the RHS London Orchid and Botanical Art Show in April with her submission of six paintings of Hardy Geraniums.
Laura Silburn was awarded RHS Gold and Best in Show in October 2014, for her exhibition on Aristolochia’s
It is with great sadness that we have to tell you this news. We have lost our incredible founder and teacher Mally Francis. We would like to thank the Association of British Botanical Artists for this wonderful post they have made about her.
Jess Carr was awarded Silver Gilt for her first solo exhibition, February 2015, for her exhibit: Exposing the Nature of Nurture