Artist: Kate Wilson
Sponsor: Bernaville Nurseries

Blossom has been beautifully painted with an assortment of flowers from an imaginary English country garden. These flowers represent the best of what you might find across the seasons in a lovely garden, with a few surprises hiding too! Plants in gardens are becoming increasingly important to the native wildlife as hedgerows in particular are declining. The bee population in this country is critically endangered and we must all do our bit to help!

About the artist
Botanical illustrators usually work with watercolour paints on paper, but Kate Wilson is enthusiastic about a challenge. Having painted Blossom, the Great Big Rhino, she is currently painting plants brought to the UK by the Veitch family onto a series of cast iron, period lampposts in Exeter. A self-employed botanical illustrator based in Totnes, Kate works to commission, produces cards and year planners and runs occasional painting workshops. She is a member of the South West Society of Botanical Artists and holds an RHS group exhibit silver medal (2013). There’s more information about Kate and her work on her website:

Great Big Rhinos finish on a high

Great Big Rhinos finish on a high

The Great Big Rhino Project has come to an end with a successful charity auction that raised £123,000.

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