The ongoing blog for the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California
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We publish information about exhibitions and classes, reviews, conferences, book reviews, product reviews and information of interest to our readers. We have followers from around the world, and welcome guest writers.

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What's New
May 22, 2020
by Deb Shaw The US Post Office is honoring ten US Botanical Gardens with a new Forever stamp, released this month. The gardens at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino is one of those ten. Entitled “Beauty and Order…
Mar 9, 2020
by Olga Ryabstova, posted by Deb Shaw The Special Auction Preview for the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) 6th Annual Online Auction has opened today! This event supports both our artists and the ASBA in our dedication to educating the world a…
Mar 9, 2020
by Melanie Campbell-Carter and Deb Shaw Melanie Campbell-Carter (and Miss Ellie!) participated in a mural created by Sue Ann Breems, celebrating the natural habitat of the RillitoBend neighborhood. A three-year undertaking, the 33-foot-long mosaic tile mu…
Feb 28, 2020
by Diane Daly, posted by Deb Shaw If you have Netflix and are looking for a cute, feel good movie, check out “Dare to be Wild”. It’s a true story about Chelsea Flower show garden designer Mary Reynolds, starring Emma Greenwell, Tom Hughe…
Feb 28, 2020
by Sally Jacobs, posted by Deb Shaw Sally Jacobs has an exhibition of watercolors at the TAG Gallery, entitled California Grown. The show runs from March 17 – April 11, 2020. All are invited to the Opening Reception on Saturday March 21, 5-8 pm. In additi…