Author(s): Royal Botanic Gardens Staff
An intrepid Victorian traveler and prolific painter, Marianne North produced more than eight-hundred paintings over her lifetime. She eschewed the soft pastels of typical botanical artists and instead painted entire landscapes using bold, hearty oil paints. Her collection is housed at Kew, where you can still see 848 of her paintings on display in an eponymous gallery.
The Marianne North Gift Wrap is a book of twelve sheets of wrapping paper, each featuring one of North's iconic paintings. Printed on quality paper, each sheet tears out easily, leaving you with a clean edge for hassle-free wrapping. It will add some botanical brightness to any gift for the garden-lover in your life.
Marianne North 100 Postcards is a box overflowing with 100 of North's beautiful paintings. Each full-color postcard features a unique illustration from the collection and it includes plants from all over the world. What more fitting tribute to a globetrotter than to send one of her postcards from your own international (or even local) adventures?