Join us in Ottawa and make (botanical art) history!

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You won’t want to miss this!
Led by the American Society of Botanical Artists,  Canada is one of twenty-five countries to participate in the first-ever global botanical art exhibition to celebrate Earth’s precious plant diversity.

Art of the Plant is Canada’s contribution to this world-wide event.

Emily Damstra – Late goldenrod

Come to Ottawa to celebrate the opening of this landmark exhibition on May 22, 2018 and stay for the three-day conference that follows it, from May 23-25.

Be treated to a rare tour of the National Herbarium of Canada, which contains  over one million plant specimens, some dating back to 1766.

Explore the beautiful Lauriault and Water Fall Trails in Gatineau Park, Quebec with a seasoned guide.

Choose from a variety of instructional botanical art workshops led by some of Canada’s best botanical artists.

Learn from our guest speakers about the origins, evolution, biodiversity and behaviour of some of Canada’s remarkable native plants.

The Art of the Plant Team looks forward to welcoming you in May!



Art of the Plant gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsors and donors for exhibition and educational programming:


Art of the Plant would like  to thank  the Canadian Museum of Nature and the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum for supporting the events of our Botanical Art Conference on May 23 – 25