top of page

Visit to the Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Kew - CANCELLED

Updated: Mar 10, 2020

ABBA Members Event

13th March 2020

Join the ABBA team at Kew Gardens, meet other members and take a guided tour with us of the Modern Masterpieces Exhibition at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery

What : Exhibition Modern Masterpieces of Botanical Art

Where: Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Kew Gardens, London

When: Meet at the gallery at 11 am on Friday 13 March

Register: We need to know how many may come so please register

This event is restricted to ABBA members plus one guest only

More Information: Martin Allen and Elaine Allison ABBA Vice President at

Organiser: ABBA Member botanist and botanical artist Martin Allen

I visited the new exhibition at Kew before Christmas to see the Modern Masterpieces Exhibition and it was such an exciting, diverse, and interesting exhibition that I wanted to see it whilst chatting with other artists. So I thought it would be great to have a meet-up for all those ABBA members who can get there.

Lucy Smith, award winning Kew botanical artist, will join us for our guided tour.

In March the gallery is open from 10 am to 4.30 pm and the gardens are open until 6pm.

I do appreciate that it is another thing ‘in London’ which is frustrating for foreign & regional members (like me!) but it really is such an important exhibition that I think it is worth the effort to see.

For those members finding Kew too far/expensive to get to, then you can read about some of the paintings on Katherine Tyrrell’s website or the book is available from Kew here.

See the accompanying ABBA book review on our blogpost

Provisional Timetable for the day

  • 11am meet outside the Shirley Sherwood gallery

  • 1pm lunch

  • 2pm revisit the gallery

Final timetable for the day to be sent out by email to registered members nearer the event.

How to get there: Free parking is available along Kew Road if you get there early, but spaces fill quickly. There is also a carpark off Kew Green for which there is a charge. Train, tube, and bus also available.

Access to the gallery: Entrance to the gallery is free with good access however, to access the gallery you have to pay to enter the gardens.

Entrance Fee: to the Gardens is is £18.00 at the gate (concession £16.00). Buy online £ 16.50 (concession £14.50).

Martin Allen

February 2020

137 views0 comments


bottom of page