What a great day it was! The late autumn sun shone in the Gardens; the gardeners, plantsmen and artists gathered in the Visitor Centre; the paintings looked marvellous and we were all delighted to have Dr Martyn Rix, editor of Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, officially open our exhibition and launch our book. The culmination of many months’ work by the artists who created the plant portraits and by the plantsmen who wrote the various articles, the book was judged a great success (evidenced by the sales on the day) and all there marvelled at the paintings, with some red dots appearing during the opening itself. The exhibition continues until 04 December, with demonstrations by artists on selected days. Check our facebook page for updates. To buy the book, visit our shop or buy it in person at any time at the Visitor Centre in the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin.