Chelsea Physic Garden has played a central role in the development of botanical painting in the UK and abroad and our Florilegium Society continues to contribute to this. 

The societies first Hon. Patron was the remarkable Professor William Stearn and the Society is honoured that Dr Phil Cribb of Kew is now our second Hon. Patron. Many Florilegium Society members are successful artists exhibiting worldwide. Some have RHS medals, and some also teach Botanical Illustration. 

To find out more about the Florilegium Society, including how to become a Painting Member of Associate member please email Mary Ellen Taylor, Chair of the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society.  


The Art and Healing Power of Plants - Summer 2019

In 2019, the botanical art work of the Florilegium Society was featured in an exhibition at Chelsea Physic Garden and the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust hospitals. Watch this video to find out more.

Our thanks go to the Foyle Foundation and the Goldsmiths' Company for making this project possible.