The History of Botanical Art Lecture by Catherine Watters

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Saturday February 01

10:00 AM  –  11:30 AM

The History of Botanical Art recounts the colorful history of this timeless art form dating back to 1500 BC up to the present. The lecture will focus on several noted artists and their work as well as several important florilegia - collections of botanical paintings depicting the plants growing in a particular garden or collected during a voyage of exploration.

Catherine Watters is a botanical artist and instructor who has taught at the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley for 11 years and at Filoli for 20 years. Additionally, she teaches yearly classes in France and at Wellesley College near Boston. She is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artist, currently serving on the Board of Directors. Her paintings appear in numerous publications and are included in several permanent collections in the U.S., France, England and Australia. She co-founded several florilegia, most recently The Alcatraz Florilegium and Le Florilège de Brécy in France.

All program fees include same day admission to the Garden, rain or shine (a $15 value per adult). 


Cancellation Policy: Notification two weeks prior to program receives full refund; less than two weeks receives a one-time credit toward another Garden program to be used within 90 days; less than 48 hours from program start, no refunds or credit will be given for cancellations or absences. In the event that the Garden has to cancel a program you will be offered a full refund or the option to transfer to another program.