“Plants in My Habitat” is the title of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators (PSBI) exhibit at this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show, being held June 5 to 13 at FDR Park, Pattison Avenue and Broad Street, in Philadelphia.
Working throughout the pandemic period, artists focused on plants that they have as their regular houseplants, have received as gifts, or special specimens that held a place of honor in their homes. Each piece is executed with scientific accuracy and the artists instill their unique view of what interests them, giving viewers a window into their world.
This year, artists will be exhibiting only high-quality art prints. These framed prints will be available by arrangements with the artists who have agreed to donate a portion of their sales to Friends of FDR Park.
FDR Park is an iconic 348-acre park carved out of the tidal marshes in South Philadelphia. Designed by the Olmsted Brothers in 1914, the park is being reimagined to create an ecologically sustainable vision that meets the needs of all users today and tomorrow, and focuses on resiliency in the face of a changing climate.
PSBI has been a major exhibitor at the Flower Show for more than 15 years. Its mission is both educational and philanthropic: to educate members and others about the history of botanical illustration; to celebrate the artistic development of members; and to bring botanical illustration to the attention of many audiences.