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Botanical Art Worldwide Exhibition

30 Mar 2018 - 01 Jul 2018

Ngāi Tipu Taketake – Indigenous Flora

  • Fuchsia excorticate by Denise Ramsay
  • Phormium tenax by Bryan Poole

Friday 30 March 2018, 8.00am - Sunday 1 July 2018, 5.00pm

Huakaiwaka Visitor Centre opening hours: weekdays 8am-4.30pm, weekends 8am-5pm


Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland

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Huakaiwaka Visitor Centre Gallery


Linking people to plants through botanical art.

The Friends of Auckland Botanic Gardens and the Botanical Art Society of New Zealand (BASNZ) are proud to to present Ngāi Tipu Taketake – Indigenous Flora, an exhibition of Botanical Art.

This exciting exhibition is part of the Botanical Art Worldwide exhibition, a global event where New Zealand's botanical artists, along with botanical artists in 24 other countries, have come together to document their native plants.

The aim of the exhibition is to link people to plants through botanical art and by doing so create a record of today's botanical diversity. A slideshow of all 25 countries artworks will be shown throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Fifty artworks by 41 NZ artists, including artwork by three Auckland secondary students, were chosen for this exhibition.

Watercolourists, acrylic artists, printmakers, graphite and coloured-pencil artists, as well artists working on vellum, have come together to create a veritable feast of form and colour. Their diverse styles range from traditional pen and ink line work, to large contemporary paintings, which allow the viewer to see our often small and unassuming native flora in a new and exciting light.

On 18 May, it will be the first World Botanical Art Day, and celebrations will go on over the 24 hours throughout the world. New Zealand, being the first country to see the day, has the honour of kicking off this global event! Come and help us celebrate the inaugural World Botanical Art Day!

Throughout the exhibition there will be workshops run by exhibiting artists, artist demos and talks.