Ottawa Society of Botanical Artists

Jan Salmon,
Orange Daylily,
coloured pencil

Ottawa Society of Botanical Artists paints tribute to the Farm

During the cold, snowy days of winter in Ottawa, the flowering trees, shrubs and plants of the Arboretum, Fletcher Wildlife Garden and Ornamental Gardens of the Experimental Farm are only a click away. The Ottawa Society of Botanical Artists (OSBA) recently opened an online exhibit of new botanical art, Botanica 2021.

The artists spent the summer studying, researching, sketching and painting their plants, eventually moving online to share their work in OSBA’s first online exhibition. The 17 artworks in Botanica 2021 are created in the traditional art techniques of watercolour, graphite and coloured pencils. As you enjoy the art, notice the detail in each work. Botanical artists spend hours refining their art and adding details to truly represent each plant and flower.

OSBA aims to nurture botanical art and artists within the National Capital Region through education, exhibitions, activities and fellowship. We aim to create a greater awareness of both the region’s botanical artists and the plants they portray. OSBA provides its members, whether new to botanical art, experienced botanical artists or botanical art enthusiasts, a welcoming community where they can develop and pursue their interest in botanical art. For more information about OSBA, please see our website at We happily welcome new members who love botanical art.

Botanica 2021 can be found at

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