New Zealand Artist’s Work Featured in the Highgrove Florilegium

  May 30, 2009 at 8:03 pm by

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The Highgrove Florilegium was first produced in 2008 and this year a New Zealander’s work is to be included in the second volume. Susan Worthington is quick to emphasise that she is not a botanist, but that her water colour paintings are botanically correct.

Less than 200 copies of the latest volume of the Highgrove Florilegium are to be printed, and will fetch a remarkable price tag – that of NZ$30,000. Susan is to travel from her Waikanae home to England in July, where she will present her works and meet HRH Prince Charles. The meeting will take place, appropriately enough, in the Highgrove Gardens.

According to the website of the Prince of Wales, the book combines two of his passions – horticulture and painting – and proceeds from the sale of the book will go to The Prince’s Charities Foundation. Each plant depicted will be accompanied by written information about the plant, and the Prince is expected to sign each set (a set being comprised of one of each of the two volumes).

For more information about the book, visit the Prince of Wales’s website. For an article about Susan Worthington, click here.

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