Offshoots: A Florilegium from Cairns Botanical Gardens by Julie McEnerny

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28 Jun to 16 Sep 2014

This is a vibrant exhibition of contemporary botanical illustrations by Cairns artist Julie McEnerny, who uses a variety of techniques to document the extraordinary plant collection of the Cairns Botanic Gardens.

Julie McEnerny's technical skills as a botanical illustrator are matched only by her insight into the cultural and ecological significance of her subject matter and by her sheer dedication to her role as Cairns Botanic Gardens illustrator in residence. After five years on the Offshoots project, the body of work is substantial, fascinating and worthy of representing the diverse collection of plants at the Cairns Botanic Gardens.

Date: Saturday 28 June - Sunday 31 August

Time: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm daily

Cost: Free of charge

Where: Visitor Centre, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah

Enquiries: Phone 4567 3000 or