Limited editions prints of one of Ellen’s drawings, a new book on Ellen and hand lenses with an Ellen Hutchins Festival lanyard are available to purchase via this page (in Euros for Ireland, and sterling for the U.K.).

Coming soon; a Botanical Art Starter Pack (everything you need to make a start on botanical art, just add water!) by Shevaun Doherty and a Bantry Bay Seaweeds and Lichens  Beginners’ Bag.

Ellen Hutchins Book

Cover of the new Ellen Hutchins book by Madeline Hutchins 2019

This new book on Ellen Hutchins (1785-1815), was written by Madeline Hutchins and beautifully designed by Jenny Dempsey. Published in July 2019, this small volume (44 pages) provides a comprehensive introduction to Ellen’s life and work and is heavily illustrated with photographs of the Bantry Bay area (past and present), along with images of the plants that Ellen studied and her exquisite drawings & spcimens. The book is on sale in Bantry Bookshop and other local outlets for €15 or can be ordered online here for €17.50 ( £17.50 in Sterling) including P&P. The book is published by the Ellen Hutchins Festival and proceeds from sales help fund the Festival.

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Limited edition prints

Watercolour drawing of seaweed

Fucus asparagoides (Bonnemaisonia asparagoides) 1811 by Ellen Hutchins (1785-1815) Ireland’s first female botanist. Issued for the Ellen Hutchins Festival in Bantry Bay, Ireland, Heritage Week, August 2015. This print is taken from the one drawing owned by the Hutchins family. The Print Edition is limited to 200, to reflect the 200th anniversary of Ellen’s death. Income from print sales goes towards the costs of organising Ellen Hutchins Festival events in the Bantry Bay area each August in Heritage Week, (15-23 August 2020).

Ellen’s drawings are exquisite, with an incredible level of detail, and great accuracy. This is a high quality print with careful colour balancing that does justice to the original. We show a low resolution image here, for obvious reasons.

On Ellen’s plant list, of over 1100 plants she identified and listed in the Bantry Bay area, she noted that she found Fucus asparagoides at Ardnagashel. This was her brother Arthur’s home, and where she lived for the last nine months of her life, dying there on 9th February 1815.

It is supplied unmounted on A4 paper, as is the original drawing. A back sheet gives information about the image. You can purchase prints here either in Ireland in Euros via PayPal, or in the UK in Sterling via PayPal. 

Ireland €25 for one print or €45 for two including post and packing within Ireland. 

In West Cork, prints are on sale in Bantry at the Crafts Shop, Bantry Bookshop and Forest and Flock. They are also sold at Future Forests, Keakil; at €25 each.

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UK £25 for one print or £45 for two including post and packing within the UK.

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Hand Lens (x10) with an Ellen Hutchins Lanyard

Hand lens (x10) with Ellen Hutchins Festival Lanyayd: €12.50 (inclduing P&P). Buy using the button below: