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An Evening Celebration of Orchids in Botanical Art

April 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

- Free

Hosted by the ISBA in association with the Dublin Orchid Fair.

The RHS Orchid Committee and its artists: a history of the RHS orchid award paintings
A talk by Clare Hermans, Chairman of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Orchid committee, author of many articles and co-author of Orchids of Madagascar and a research fellow of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. The talk was originally given at the World Orchid Conference held in Ecuador last November.

The talk will be followed by a wine reception and tour of :

Three Threads – of the orchid tapestry created by Frederick William Moore – an exhibition. Organised by staff of the National Botanic Gardens, it features archival material from the Library at Glasnevin, orchid paintings by Deborah Lambkin (an ISBA member and official artist to the RHS’s Orchid Committee), and a collection of orchid portraits that celebrate Frederick Moore, painted by Margareta Pertl (also an ISBA member). The exhibition runs from Saturday 29 March to Wednesday 25 April.

There is no admission charge and all are welcome, but we would be grateful if email and include the number of guests attending.

The Dublin Orchid Fair takes place Saturday 21st April and Sunday 22nd April and will be held in the Teak House at Glasnevin. This is the premier annual orchid event in Ireland, with a selection of species and hybrids for sale. It promises to be an exciting weekend for orchid lovers, gardeners and botanical artists alike.


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