Artists Handbook of Botany

Lizabeth Leech
This handbook is for everyone who wants to observe and understand plants and the differences between them, but is particularly aimed at botanical artists. It explains the most important diagnostic features that are essential when identifying a plant and painting an accurate picture. With practical advice on how to approach a painting, this book is sure to become an invaluable reference for artists and an insightful aid so all gardeners can enjoy their plants to the full.
Artists Handbook of Botany by Lizabeth Leech

About the author

Lizabeth Leech trained and worked as a botanist before becoming a well-respected botanical artist and teacher. She is a founder member and current Chair of the Hampton Court Palace Florilegium, as well as an active member of the Institute of Analytical Plant Illustrators and the American Society of Botanical Artists.

Press Reviews

There is always something new to learn, in this book Liz helps us to look with understanding and then look again from a different angle to delve deeper into the story of the plant. The book is beautifully illustrated by Liz herself along with members of the Hampton Court Palace Florilegium Society, these images give the reader a good insight into how an informative botanical illustration should be set out to create a good design, as well as at the same time conveying detailed botanical information.

- Valerie Oxley, President, The Institute for Analytical Plant Illustration

This is not a botany textbook! Instead, by using copious diagrams and drawing on her knowledge as a botanist, Liz Leech explains how to look at plants and dissect flowers in order to make informed and accurate drawings.

- Pam Taylor, botanist, botanical artist. Association of Botanical Artists