About Jenny

Jenny Jowett 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.

A founder member of the Society of Botanical Artists, and President of the Society of Floral Painters, Jenny has won 4 Gold medals from the Royal Horticultural Society, and designed the R.H.S. Chelsea Plate in 1992.

Her work has been published in several books and she has painted Paeonia for a Kew monograph on the species, and recorded unknown plant species found in an unexplored region of Sichuan in China.

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

Now she has a spacious studio in the 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 creat a varied and interesting day. Everyone is encouraged to develop their owen 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 2018 on:

- Sunday & Monday May 27th and 28th
- Sunday July 8th
- Sunday August 5th
From 2:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. with Teas, Open Studio and large Plant Sale. The garden may also be opened by appointment.