Amicus Botanicus

Helen Hiorns

A natural artistic talent for painting, a passion for flora and fauna and a professional career in creative cookery led Helen to her work in botanical illustration.

Amaryllis ‘Exotic star’Helen originally worked in the creative food business which included teaching at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu School in London, and running a wedding and celebratory cake business.

After her family had grown up Helen decided to combine a lifelong passion for gardening and plants along with a natural ability to paint, and attended the English Gardening School in 2009 to complete the two year diploma course in Botanical Painting.

As a member of the Bedgebury Arboretum Florilegium Society in Kent Helen works on the precision recording of their rare and sometimes endangered species of trees and plants.

As well as exhibiting with Amicus Botanicus, Helen also exhibits at Fairs including the Chelsea Physic Garden and at Bedgebury.

Helen's work is available as original paintings, specialist printed giclee prints and greetings cards.


Allium giganteum