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
Aug 13, 2017
by Leslie Walker, posted by Deb Shaw BAGSC member Estelle DeRidder continues to work on her murals at the Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center in Torrance, California. And as promised, we’re bringing you updates. Estelle is adding more plants an…
Aug 8, 2017
by Lesley Randall, posted by Deb Shaw In preparation for the upcoming BAGSC Exhibition, Ficus at San Diego Botanic Garden, here is a bit of information about this extraordinary group of plants. We’ll start with the one most of us know best: the edib…
Jul 10, 2017
by Janice Sharp, posted by Deb Shaw Illustrating the Urban Forest: 20 Years of Botanical Art, is now open at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden. The exhibition, featuring Southern Californian urban trees, is now hanging in the Arboretum…
Jul 10, 2017
by Leslie Walker, posted by Deb Shaw BAGSC member Estelle DeRidder has been painting a mural at the Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center in Torrance, California. She has been working on the wall for the past couple of weeks, but has done a great deal …
Jun 20, 2017
by Janice Sharp and Deb Shaw The first art exhibition by the Botanical Artist Guild of Southern California in the Brody Botanical Center at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens has been hung… and it is beautiful! This show, Inspi…