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environmental author & artist, gardener, nature lover, passionate about ethnobotany & botanical history


Cheralyn Darcey is an Environmental Artist, Author, Gardener and Botanical Explorer with a passion for researching and sharing the Language of Nature. She is the author and illustrator of ‘Australian Wildflower Reading Cards’, ‘Flower Reading Cards’ and the ‘Florasphere' range of colouring books, all published by Rockpool Publishing.

Cheralyn has a lifelong passion for the study of the relationship between people and plants. It is through her explorations that she has carefully rekindled the ancient tradition of Flower and Plant Reading, (Floramancy) which she shares through her publications and workshops. As an environmental artist and teacher, she has had a 30 year commitment to sharing her passion for nature and it’s care through her exhibitions, workshops, articles and presentations with organisations and institutions such as the Australian Museum, Manly Environment Centre, Ocean Care Week, International Conference for Eco Ideas, Clean Up Australia Day, local schools, youth groups, community events and many other projects where she enjoys being a volunteer, artist in residence and facilitator.


art, ethnobotany, environmentalism, botany, gardening, craft