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 2017

Floressence 2017Friday 17—Monday 20 November

9 am—4.30 pm. Closing 1 pm Monday











2016 Floressence was a great venue once again.

A video of that year exhibition is available on Youtube via this link.

2015 Floressence was a wonderful success providing an opportunity for artists to present framed and unframed works. The works ranged from traditional to innovative and in a variety of media. A large number of works sold as well as numerous cards, prints and booklets.

2014 Floressence included the works of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Artist-in-Residence. The exhibition was open to all members, with a section being allocated to student work completed during the year at BASQ classes. The student works in this exhibition were unframed.



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.