Jenny Jowett

Jenny Jowett

is a founder member of the Society of Botanical Artists, and former President of the Society of Floral Painters, Jenny has won 4 Gold and 3 Silver Guilt medals from the Royal Horticultural Society (R.H.S.), and designed the R.H.S. Chelsea Plate in 1992.


Her work has been published in several books and she has painted the Genus Paeonia for a Royal Botanic Kew Garden monograph, where she has also contributed to the Curtis and Plantsman magazines. She worked for Mikinori Ogisu recording new species in the Sichuan region of China.

Jenny has had 14 one man exhibitions, and her work is in many public and private collections worldwide, notably in the Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation in Pittsburg, USA, the RHS Lindley library London, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, the Shirley Sherwood collection, and the late Diana Princess of Wales. Her work is included in the Highgrove Floirlegium (a permanent record of the flora in the garden of H.R.H The Prince of Wales).

Jenny has painted professionally for forty years. She specialises in botanical illustration and enjoys the freedom of landscape, but above all she is a passionate devotee of the art of watercolour.

Now she has a spacious studio in her garden enabling her to teach from home. Teaching is something Jenny loves and she has run many courses at home and abroad. Jenny teaches for two separate weeks at Flatford Mill and Dedham Hall in Suffolk.

Jenny’s watercolour workshops are suitable for all levels of ability and experience. Jenny’s informal teaching methods include talks demonstrations, individual coaching and discussion to create a varied and interesting day. Everyone is encouraged to develop their own style and complete a piece of work during the course.

Jenny’s two acre garden is full of unusual plants and is opened for charity under the National Gardens Scheme in 2019 on:

– Sunday & Monday May 26th and 27th
– Sunday July 7th
– Sunday August 11th
From 2:00p.m. – 5:30p.m. with Teas, Open Studio and large Plant Sale. The garden is open by appointment for groups of 10 or more. Coaches welcome.