The Friends of Grossmann House in conjunction with the Maitland Regional Museum Committee, are excited to host the travelling exhibition 'Flora of the Hunter', on loan from the Newcastle Museum, sponsored by The Australian Plant Society.
Flora of the Hunter Region – Endemic Trees and Larger Shrubs, is a large display comprising illustrated panels of examples of our local vegetation and associated information, which have been superbly illustrated in a publication of the same title by Stephen Bell, Christine Rockley and Anne Llewellyn.
The opening of the exhibition will be from 2.30pm on Saturday 10 April at Brough House, where representatives of the authors and illustrators will be present.
The display continues on weekends from 10.00am – 3.00pm until Sunday 30 May and costs $5 to view for both members and general admission adults.
To highlight the skills of botanical illustrators such as the book’s contributors, two workshops will be held at Brough House with local illustrator Gillian Hewitt of “Imaginaturaists – the heart of science”:
- A children’s workshop will be held on Wednesday 14 April 10am – 12pm $20 each.
- An adult workshop has been organised on Saturday 17 April $25 each.
- Bookings will be essential by phoning Holly on 4933 3330.