Exhibitions

2024

  • Rainforest Species at Risk: Art | Science | Ecosystems. The Florilegium Society at Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, The Garden Gallery, Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney, Australia 5th April – 5th May
  • Botanical Exhibition: Drawings, paintings and photography by Horsham School of Botanical Artists. The Seed Room, Parham House and Gardens, Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 4HR 4th-22nd September 12noon-5pm Open Sun, Wed, Thurs, Fri inc Mon 8th May Bank Holiday

2023

  • An exhibition of work by Leigh Ann’s students at the ClickClock Gallery, 9 Katharine St, Croydon CR0 1NX
  • Botanical Art Display: Drawings paintings and photography by Horsham School of Botanical Artists. The Seed Room, Parham House and Gardens, Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 4HR

2022

  • Botanical Endeavour: The Florilegium Society celebrates the Banks and Solander collections: The Florilegium Society at Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Lion Gate Lodge Garden, The Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney, Australia
  • Botanical Artists in Residence: Drawings and Paintings by Horsham School of Botanical Artists. The Seed Room, Parham House and Gardens, Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 4HR

2020-2021

No exhibitions due to the Covid pandemic

2019

  • A Garden of Botanical Art: Celebrating Original Works by Horsham District’s Leading Botanical Artists Horsham Museum and Art Gallery, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1HE
  • An exhibition of work by Leigh Ann’s students from The Caterham Botanical Art Group at the ClickClock Gallery, 9 Katharine St, Croydon, Surrey CR0 1NX

2018

  • An exhibition of work by Leigh Ann’s students from The Caterham Botanical Art Group at the ClickClock Gallery, 9 Katharine St, Croydon, Surrey CR0 1NX
  • Florilegium: Sydney’s Painted Garden, Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Clematis in Bloom: Paintings and drawings inspired by The British Clematis Society’s collection of Clematis in The Sunbury Walled Garden by members of the Hampton Court Palace Florilegium Society. Sunbury Embroidery Gallery, The Walled Garden, Thames Street, Sunbury-on-Thames TW16 6AB (closed Mondays)
  • The Association of Sussex Artists Exhibition 2018, Drill Hall, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1JF
  • The Illustrated College Herbal: Plants from the Pharmacopoea Londinensis of 1618, Council Chamber, Royal College of Physicians, London NW1 4LW. A book by the same title can be ordered via garden@rcplondon.ac.uk (please put ‘Illustrated College Herbal’ in the subject line, and your address in the text of the email) or via publications@rcplondon.ac.uk. £20 + p&p
  • A small exhibition of work by Leigh Ann at the ClickClock Gallery, 9 Katharine St, Croydon, Surrey CR0 1NX
Papaver somniferum (Opium Poppy) exhibited at: The Illustrated College Herbal: Plants from the Pharmacopoeia Londinensis of 1618, Council Chamber, Royal College of Physicians, London 2018

Papaver somniferum (Opium Poppy) exhibited at: The Illustrated College Herbal: Plants from the Pharmacopoeia Londinensis of 1618, Council Chamber, Royal College of Physicians, London 2018

Rhododendron oldhamii exhibited at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew 2018

Rhododendron oldhamii exhibited at: Florilegium: Sydney’s Painted Garden, Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 2018

‘The Diversity of Clematis’ exhibited at RHS London Botanical Art Show, RHS Lindley Hall, London 2015

‘The Diversity of Clematis’ exhibited at RHS London Botanical Art Show, RHS Lindley Hall, London 2015

2017

  • The Association of Sussex Artists Exhibition 2017, Drill Hall, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1JF
  • ‘A Response to The Tradescants’ Orchard – an exhibition of Contemporary Botanical Paintings, The Garden Museum, Lambeth, London SE1 7LB
  • A Well Designed Garden?, Nymans Gardens, Handcross, near Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6EB (an exploration into the development of Nymans garden; the personalities, whims and aspirations of its makers and improvers, featuring paintings by members of the Nymans Florilegium)
  • Florilegium: Sydney’s Painted Garden. Sydney Living Museums at the Museum of Sydney, Australia (a book featuring the paintings in the collection is now available at www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au)
  • ‘A Growing Success’ – Botanical Art by Leigh Ann Gale and her students, Horsham Museum and Art Gallery, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1HE

2015

  • RHS London Botanical Art Show, RHS Lindley Hall, London SW1P 2QW (Silver Medal Award)

2014

  • Sunbury Embroidery Gallery, The Walled Garden, Thames Street, Sunbury-on-Thames TW16 6AB (an exhibition of paintings by members from the Hampton Court Palace Florilegium Society depicting plants growing in the Gallery Gardens)

2013

  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Art Biennale 2013, Old Mutual Conference Centre, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa (Bronze Medal Award)
  • Burgess Hill Open Studio, Annual Art Exhibition, Marle Place, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 8HZ

2012

  • Burgess Hill Open Studio, Annual Art Exhibition, Marle Place, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 8HZ
  • Artists Open House – Beyond the Level, Brighton Festival, The Garden House, 5, Warleigh Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4NT
  • RHS London Orchid Show, Hampton Court Palace Florilegium Society archive exhibition

2011

  • Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ‘The Botanical Brush’

2010

  • Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh, USA, 13th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration
  • Hampton Court Palace Florilegium members, ‘Paintings at the Palace’, The Clore Centre, Hampton Court Palace
  • Horsham Museum: ‘Sublime Nature – The Art of Botanical Illustration’, Horsham, West Sussex
  • Society of Floral Painters, The Italian Villa, Compton Acres Gardens, Poole, Dorset
'Red Onion Study' exhibition at the 13th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh, USA 2010

‘Red Onion Study’ exhibition at the 13th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh, USA 2010

Ludisia discolour 'Red Velvet' exhibition at the 13th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh, USA 2010

Ludisia discolour ‘Red Velvet’ exhibition at the 13th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh, USA 2010

Exhibition catalogue signing at the 13th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh, USA 2010

Exhibition catalogue signing at the 13th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh, USA 2010

2009

  • RHS London Orchid Show, group exhibition with Hampton Court Palace Florilegium Society (Silver Grenfell Award)

2008

  • Society of Floral Painters, Mottisfont Abbey, Romsey, Hampshire
  • Hampton Court Palace Florilegium Society, Florimania event Hampton Court Palace

2007

  • Hampton Court Palace Florilegium Society, Florimania event Hampton Court Palace

2006

  • Society of Floral Painters, Mottisfont Abbey, Romsey, Hampshire (poster competition winner)

2005

  • Society of Floral Painters, Hilliers Gardens, Romsey, Hampshire
  • Society of Floral Painters, Mottisfont Abbey, Romsey, Hampshire

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