• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0252

Law-Smith, Joan

(1919 – 1998)
  • Born 1 January, 1919
  • Died 27 September, 1998
  • Occupation Botanical artist, Gardener, Horticulturalist, Illustrator, Writer


Joan Law-Smith was patron of the Australian Garden History Society (AGHS) from 1989 to 1998. Margaret Darling in her ‘Tribute to Joan Law-Smith’ in the society journal advises that Law-Smith designed the emblem for the AGHS. She was a botanical artist, a writer, an illustrator and a dedicated gardener and horticulturist with a good working knowledge of botany. Her books included: A Gardener’s Diary, Gardens of the Mind, The Uncommon Garden, The Garden Within and a Desk Diary for 1999 – Bird and Flowers – which was published in conjunction with the National Trust (Victoria) Women’s Committee.

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