‘Flora Japonica’ Exhibition

When:
September 17, 2016 – March 5, 2017 all-day
2016-09-17T00:00:00+01:00
2017-03-06T00:00:00+00:00
Where:
Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, Kew Gardens
Cost:
Event included with Kew Gardens admission
Contact:
Camellia japonica by Yoko Kakuta, Watercolour on paper, Credit Yoko Kakuta

Camellia japonica by Yoko Kakuta, Watercolour on paper, Credit Yoko Kakuta

This exhibition celebrates the unique richness of Japanese native flora and the huge influence of Japanese plants on horticulture in the west. About a hundred Japanese wild plants are portrayed by 36 of the most eminent contemporary Japanese botanical artists. The exhibition also features historic drawings and paintings by some of Japan’s most revered botanists and artists such as Dr Tomitaro Makino (1863-1957), Sessai Hattori and Chikusai Kato (Edo period artists 1603-1868), which have never been seen before in Europe.

The gallery opens at 10am each day and closes at:

  • 5.30pm until 29 October
  • 3.45pm from 30 October 2016 to 17 February 2017
  • 5pm from February to March 2017

Exhibition tours

Tours of the exhibition starting at 2pm will be given by co-curator Masumi Yamanaka on:

  • 24 September 2016
  • 27 October 2016
  • 24 November 2016
  • 26 January 2017
  • 25 February 2017

The tours are free but booking is essential. To book a place contact the gallery on 020 8332 3622 or email shirleysherwoodgallery@kew.org