Margaret Rebecca Dickinson – A Botanical Artist of the Border Counties

The Granary Gallery  |  22 October 2022 – 19 February 2023

Courtesy of the Natural History Society Archive, Great North Museum: Hancock

Margaret Rebecca Dickinson was a talented and prolific botanical artist who was born in Newcastle in 1821 and lived there for four decades, before moving to Norham, near Berwick-upon-Tweed for the remaining 50 years of her life.

She painted the wildflowers and some cultivated flowers of the Border Counties and travelled widely around the British Isles collecting and recording her plants. This was a time when botany was a very popular pastime for women, but when few women were professionally involved, and she received very little recognition in her lifetime.

This new exhibition of original works will explore and celebrate her life with loans from the Natural History Society of Northumbria and the Royal Horticultural Society.

School Visits

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Supported by The Finnis Scott Foundation and Sir James Knott Trust.