Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Wall Calendar 2023 (Art Calendar) (Calendar)
With over 70 acres of picturesque landscape, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a must for all visitors. This delightful wall calendar celebrates the beautifully delicate yet accurate botanical watercolours of British plants by Charlotte Cowan Pearson, an outstandingly talented amateur artist born in 1837, examples of whose paintings are held in an album in the RBGE's Library. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month’s views. Printed on FSC-certified paper.
Charlotte Cowan Pearson was born in Edinburgh on the 24th July 1837, five weeks after Queen Victoria ascended the British throne; she died in the same city on the 6th March 1917 and is buried in the city’s Dean Cemetery. Very little is known of Charlotte’s life but it is known that she was admitted as a lady member of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh (now Botanical Society of Scotland) in 1894 and that she was an enthusiastic botanical artist. An album of Charlotte’s beautiful botanical paintings of British plants, made in a variety of Scottish and Yorkshire locations, is held in the Library of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and pays witness to her talents as an artist.