Julia Groves












Selected  biography




Member of The Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium 



The Iceni Botanical Artist Society.







Echo Arts.










2018                Elizabeth Smail Memorial Award. Florum Botanical Exhibition.


2016               Kent Creative Live Awards - Winner in the Visual Arts Category.


2000                The Prince of Wales Trophy - Awarded to an outstanding student in the field of organic gardening by The Worshipful Company of Gardeners of London.


1999                Millennium Pioneer Award - The Millennium Commission. For my contribution in setting up 'The Coriander Club' at Spitalfields City Farm, London.




2019      Exhibition inspired by the Apothecary Garden at The Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.


2019      Iceni Botanical Art Society Exhibition. The Corn Hall Diss.


2019      Society of Botanical Artist Exhibtion. The Mall Galleries, London


2018      'Rosa Damascena' watercolour painting commisssioned for the Royal College of Physicians - Publication of the contemporary herbal ‘The Illustrated College Herbal’ Plants from the Pharmacopoea Londinensis of 1618,   with its accompanying Exhibition at the college in August 2018. 


2018      The Association of British Botanical Artists Exhibition- the Uk part of the 'Botanical Art Worldwide UK Event' – celebrating UK native plants, at The Ruskin Gallery, Lancaster University. 


2018      ‘FLORUM’ - Botanical Art Exhibition, Goodnestone Park and Gardens, Kent.


2018      ‘Iceni Botanical Artists’ Exhibitions, Babylon Gallery, Ely.


2017      The Rose and Other Stories – Solo Exhibition, The Horsebridge Arts Centre, Whitstable, Kent.


2017      The Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibition.              


2016     ‘FLORUM’, Selected Botanical Art Exhibition, Kent Wildlife Trust Sevenoaks Nature Reserve, Kent.


2016     September. Bedgebury Pinetum Florilegium Society               Exhibition. The Artichoke Gallery, Ticehurst


2016   Winner of the 'Kent Creative Award' for my Art Practice in the Visual Arts Category.

2016   Selected to become a Member of 'The Bedgebury Pinetum Florilegium Society'.


2014   'RESPONSE' - Making Art Work exhibition 'streams' - work inspired by The Lyminge Archaeological Project and the Museums Anglo-Saxon collection.The Bentliff Art Gallery, Maidstone Museum, 


2014 Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibition, Westminster, London, 

2013 Volume One : briefs and proposals.The Foraged Book Project Exhibition.Nottingham,


2013 Mascalls Gallery - Group Exhibition. Ko-Ax Drawing, Paddock Wood, Kent. 


2013 The Beaney, Canterbury, Text Based Art Exhibition, 


2012 Whitstable Biennale Satellite programme.


1998 Solo Exhibition. 'Living Memory' Installation, Stoke Newington Midsummer Festival. London


1997 Solo Exhibition, 'Blown' Installation, Hidden Art of Hackney, London


1994 Open Studio, Hackney Arts Festival, London


1994 Open Studio, Whitechapel Open Studio Programme, London


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