Second nature: five designers inspired by plants | Life and style


Botanical illustration isn’t anything new but it is becoming increasingly popular as part of a wider greenery trend. The current Tradescant’s Orchard: A Celebration of Botanical Art exhibition at the Garden Museum in London is showing watercolours by 50 artists and there’s a botany theme at next month’s London Design Fair. Meanwhile, photography duo Haarkon are becoming known for self-initiated greenhouse tours which they post on Instagram. Plants are everywhere. For these illustrators and designers, what starts out as a drawing often ends up as textiles, original artwork or products for the home. Here are some of the best.

Katie Scott: plant illustrations



‘My drawings are decorative too’: Katie Scott.

Whether designing an album cover for the Bombay Bicycle Club or drawings for Botanicum, a children’s book on plant life published in association with Kew,…



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