Plants in Peril

This exhibition presents paintings from the Shirley Sherwood Collection of endangered plants from over thirty countries around the world, with particular emphasis on South African plants. For its size, South Africa has the greatest diversity of flora in the world and nearly 40% of its indigenous species are threatened, primarily due to loss of habitat. The exhibition also features many familiar horticultural plants from around the world which are extinct or rare in the wild. 


As well as showing the beauty of some of the world’s most threatened plants, the exhibition will also inform visitors about the laws and conservation initiatives in place to protect plants.