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"The knowledgable and comprehensive work spans thirty years of enthusiastic collecting by Dr Sherwood, a trained botanist ... I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in botanical art, especially those new to the genre. For botanical artists, it is a must have for their library. This is a book you will return to time and time again and see something new."

Elaine Allison
via Online Book Review - The Shirley Sherwood Collection: Modern Masterpieces of Botanical Art

"A fitting tribute to the extraordinary legacy of this 86-year old botanist and collector, who has spent three decades amassing more than 1,000 works of contemporary horticultural art from around the world ... (A) book that celebrates the marriage of art with science."

Town & Country
via Amazon Book Review - The Shirley Sherwood Collection: Botanical Art Over 30 Years

"The attention to detail is stunning; this is botanic art in its purest form."

Visitor
via Trip Advisor

"Even if you don't like art, you will be blown away by the beauty and skill involved in these exquisite paintings."

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via Trip Advisor

"For those with or without an artistic eye, a visit to the gallery is a must while visiting Kew ... This is probably one of the few places you will see so many botanical paintings in one place."

Visitor
via Trip Advisor

"This is a real hidden gem. What a wonderful array of scenes, flora and fauna paintings. Mesmerising in this day and age."

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via Trip Advisor

"The collection of modern botanical art at the Shirley Sherwood Collection stunned and humbled me. What magnificent work! Words are pale and inadequate. This is the kind of art that inspires, that makes you realise the extraordinary capabilities of tainted human beings."

Visitor
via Trip Advisor

"An exclusive gallery for botanical art and artists around the world ... You will be simply mesmerised and astonished to see the talent, passion and hard work of the artists."

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via Google Reviews

"Great gallery, small and intimate with atmospheric lighting."

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via Google Reviews

"The spiritual home of botanical illustration."

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"Lovely little hidden gem in Kew ... Well worth dropping in while at the gardens. The same care and flair is taken with these exhibits as with the rest of the gardens."

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"Intricate drawings and paintings highlighting the beauty of all life green! This is possibly the best collection of botanical drawings anywhere."

Visitor
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"Wonderful botanical art - not to be missed."

Visitor
via Google Reviews

"A must for those of you who like pictures of nature and flowering plants".

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"A truly global collection drawing on undiscovered artists on every continent."

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"I stand mesmerised by the reflections and light in this installation … it's a beautiful experience to walk through it."

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"The best part of Kew Gardens for me, this gallery is always a joy to visit."

Gallery visitor
via Visitors' Book

"What a glorious collection of paintings, and so lovely to see during these strange times."

VisitorFlowers: Delight in the Detail
via Facebook

"I loved my visit to the Shirley Sherwood gallery. Not only are the works in the collection stunning, but the gallery itself is a gem. I didn’t even realise it was there when I visited Kew, but it will be among the top reasons I return."

Anne
via Visitors Book