Amicus Botanicus

Pearl Bostock

Born in Kent, Pearl initially trained in Fine Art which she subsequently taught for over 20 years.
Since obtaining The English Gardening School Botanical Art Diploma with Merit, at The Chelsea
Physic Garden, London, Pearl now enjoys portraying her love of nature through art.

Prunus domesticaPearl is the founder member and Chairman of the Florilegium Society at Bedgebury National Pinetum, Goudhurst, Kent, whose status is recognised as the world’s most complete collection of temperate conifers. Pearl works closely with Daniel Luscombe, dendrologist, and the Friends of Bedgebury, documenting the signature trees of this important collection. The valuable work carried out at Bedgebury on species conservation, makes it unique in the United Kingdom and incredibly important on a global scale for scientific advancement and the understanding of conifers.

In addition Pearl is a committee member and painter of the Brogdale Art Group, based at The Brogdale National Fruit Collection, Faversham, Kent.

Exhibitions include the Exhibition of Scientific Illustration under VII International Symposium on New Floricultural Crops Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2012 and 2013. Group exhibitions: Brogdale Art Group at Whitstable, Kent, Marle Place, Goudhurst, Kent and at Westonbirt National Arboretum. Forthcoming joint exhibitions will be at Sunbury Embroidery Gallery, London in May 2014 and “The Plant Hunter” at Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery from 10 April until 13 July, 2014.

Pearl has recently been featured in “Kent Life” magazine and her work used as a full page illustration in Westonbirt’s Autumn edition magazine.

Pearl is freelance and undertakes individual commissions.

telephone: 01227 639207
mobile: 07891 784087

Malus Domestica ( Linda apple)