Nature in Art Gallery and Museum

Welcome to Nature in Art, the world’s first museum and art gallery dedicated to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature.

Our unrivalled collection is housed in a fine Georgian mansion, featured in Simon Jenkins’s book ‘England’s 1000 Best Houses’, just outside the famous cathedral city of Gloucester.

This website gives you a glimpse of Nature in Art, its collections and exhibitions, and the extensive programme of events and activities that take place throughout the year.



Our programme of pre-booked summer holiday activity sessions for children has now begun. Click on the link below to find out more.


Opening Times: Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm
plus Good Friday and Bank Holiday Mondays
Closed Dec 24-26

Special Exhibitions
June 16th - Aug 16th


Ruth Moilliet produces distinct and highly finished metal sculptures. All are inspired by the plant kingdom and draw the viewer’s attention to both the overall spectacle and the individual beauty of a flower.

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Meet botanical artist Ann Swan as she showcases her latest works inspired by the plant world. She will be situated in our atrium space, via the garden, giving you plenty of space to appreciate her work. Only here until Friday!
Image: example of Ann's work - Clematis Bees Jubilee
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Thank you to all of those who visited and commented on our latest community exhibition - featuring work from people who attend the museum's Dare to Dabble! workshops. Feedback included: 'Amazing variety for beginners' and 'Great to see what can happen when you have a go!' Plus, many of you have been so inspired you have signed up to attend our next session! Thank you.
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Artists in Residence This Week

CLIVE MEREDITH - July 28th - Aug 2nd

Clive Meredith is an entirely self-taught artist and has been working professionally since 1993 specialising in detailed portrayals of wildlife from both Britain and abroad.
Clive's initial interest in wildlife and the countryside was fostered in his early years, brought up the son of a dairy farmer, and spending hours outside in the Shropshire countryside birdwatching and larking about on the river Severn and its streams in his hometown of Shrewsbury.

ANN SWAN - July 28th - Aug 2nd

Ann Swan works primarily in graphite and coloured pencil and is well known for her exquisitely fine detail, vibrant colours and strong contemporary style. She champions the underdog in the plant world, drawing our attention to Brussels sprouts or beetroots feeling they are just as beautiful as the iris or tulip. She is passionate about coloured pencils believing they are easy to master, forgiving and accessible so that even a complete beginner can quite quickly produce work of quality.