Open and Complimentary to Public
To highlight the fascinating ornamental plants native to Florida, the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach will host a juried international exhibition at their headquarters. The American Society of Botanical Artists’ first exhibition in Florida will feature 34 original contemporary botanical artworks, juried from a field of 200 entries.
Many of Florida’s native ornamental plants range throughout other states as well. However, because of its sub-tropical and tropical climates, Florida contains a variety of unique plants. These are cultivated in gardens and conservatories around the world and are familiar and admired plants. Encouraging gardeners to use ornamental natives in their gardens can have a positive ecological impact on gardens in Florida and beyond, reducing demands on water systems and the need for chemical treatments, while providing habitat for pollinators, among other effects. The subject opens up educational opportunities for children and adults, interpreting art, science, and history.
The American Society of Botanical Artists is the leading organization devoted to botanical art and has built a track record of fascinating, high-quality traveling exhibitions.