Nova Scotia Native Flora in Art closes June 1

Members of the Botanical Artists of Nova Scotia Association (BANSA) will be taking part in a worldwide botanical art show.

Our regional show, Nova Scotia Native Flora in Art, opened May 18, 2018, in the foyer of the K.C. Irving Environmental Sciences Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens. The show continues daily until June 1.

The show will be relocated to the Acadia Art Gallery annex later in June. Nova Scotia Native Flora in Art is a regional show of members work of the Botanical Artists of Nova Scotia Association (BANSA). It will feature Nova Scotia indigenous plants in small format 12” x 12” works.

We are proud to represent Nova Scotia as one of five regional exhibitions being held across Canada as part of ‘Art of the Plant’ botanical art exhibition being held in Ottawa. The Canadian national show will officially open on May 22, 2018 at the Stone Wall Gallery, Canadian Museum Of Nature, Ottawa. .

Our regional show and the Canadian national show is part of a simultaneous worldwide art exhibition opening around the world on May 18, 2018. We invite people to take part in Botanical Art Worldwide-Linking People with Plants through Botanical Art. This is a global initiative uniting botanical art organizations and cultural institutions on six continents. Worldwide Day of Botanical Art is May 18, 2018 and we encourage everyone to join us in celebration of the glorious diversity of plant life on earth.

This worldwide exhibition has been initiated by the American Society of Botanical Artists. In this simultaneous exhibition countries around the world are celebrating the earth’s precious plant diversity by creating exhibitions featuring plants indigenous to their home regions.

This celebration of the beauty and diversity of our indigenous plants features 25 National Exhibitions around the world, over 700 artists, 1000 works of art portraying native plants of 25 countries. The national exhibitions can be viewed online at

Five Regional shows taking part in ‘Art of the Plant’ in Canada

Botanical Artists of Canada (BAC)Native Plants of Canada The Cotton Factory, Hamilton, Ontario May 5 – 27, 2018

Ottawa Society of Botanical Artists (OSBA)Plant Portraits: native plants of Canada Canadian Agricultural and Food Museum, Ottawa May 18 – October 31, 2018

Botanical Artists Guild of Southern Alberta (BAGSA) Wild in the West! – an exhibition of native plants Lougheed House, Calgary, Alberta May 18 – June 10, 2018

Botanical Artists of Newfoundland & Labrador (BASNL) Rooted in Art: Native Plants of Newfoundland & Labrador MUN Botanical Garden, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland May 2018

Botanical Artists of Nova Scotia Association (BANSA)Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia May 18-June 1