At NTBG, we greatly value the importance of preserving and using historical botanical artwork in books and print collections. At our Botanical Research Center on Kauai, The Sam and Mary Cooke Rare Book Room houses our botanical art collection, including a complete set of the Banks Florilegium. We also host botanical illustration workshops at The Kampong in Miami and at NTBG headquarters where we help foster and exhibit the art of the NTBG Florilegium Society. Explore the Florilegium collection at the link below in our on-line store or learn more about the science of art. Proceeds from sales support our programs.
The Florilegium is a group of botanical illustrators and artists gathered by instructor Wendy Hollander of Draw Botanical. The group gathers annually at NTBG’s Headquarters in Kalaheo, Hawaii to explore, study, observe and document Kauai’s unique native and introduced flora through illustration.