Our exhibitions and displays enable the wider community to view and purchase botanical art, observe artists at work and learn about the art form.


The annual exhibition Floressence is held in November, in the auditorium of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha. Artwork and merchandise sales are available at these exhibitions.

Floressence will be back in November 2018

Check for dates closer to the venue.


Floressence 2017

Our 2017 exhibition has closed its doors. It was a great success, showcasing the works of talented artists from all corners of the State.


A video of the 2016 Floressence exhibition is available on Youtube via this link.




Since its inauguration, the Society has also been invited to hold exhibitions at venues outside the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha. These occasional exhibitions focus on a particular historical or botanical perspective of plants. Some of these exhibitions have included:

  • Redland Museum, Cleveland (2006) "A Brush with History - A Historical Perspective"
  • Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery (2007) "Focus on Flora"
  • Pine Rivers Heritage Museum (2008) "Hays Inlet Festival"
  • Redland Art Gallery (2010) "Brushstrokes from the Bush"
  • Redcliffe City Art Gallery (2011) "Metamorphosis - Redcliffe Botanic Gardens"
  • Pine Rivers Art Gallery (2013)




'A Brush with History'The Society enjoys the opportunity to demonstrate the art form and talk to members of the public about botanical art. Consequently, displays and information sessions are a major part of the Society's calendar.

Some of these have included displays at historical venues such as Newstead House, Ormiston House and at the Opening of the Richard Randall Art Studio at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha. Other displays and talks have been held in libraries, museums and at the plant shows such as the Society for Growing Australian Plants and the ABC Gardening Expo.