We hold regular meetings, field trips, workshops and social events. If you're interested in botany, native plants and/or the natural environment and would like to meet enthusiastic, like-minded people, then this could be the society for you!

For a full list of upcoming events, see our diary.

2024 Drawing Competition

This year we will hold the 2024 Botanical Society of Otago’s Audrey Eagle Botanical Drawing Competition and Art Auction.

Participants of all skill levels are warmly encouraged to submit. Artists will have the opportunity to present their works for auction after the awards have been presented, with all profits going back to the artist. The drawing must be your original work. A drawing from life is preferable and a copy of an existing botanical drawing is not acceptable. You should include a title and notes of botanical interest; these do not need to be written directly on the drawing and can be submitted alongside the drawing.

More details and entry forms will be available soon. Entries due 1st September.

2024 Photo Competition

The winners for the 2024 Photo Competition will be announced on May 8 at the AGM!


Our postal address is:
Botanical Society of Otago
c/o Department of Botany
University of Otago
P.O. Box 56 Dunedin
New Zealand

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