The Eden Project Florilegium Society is made up of a group of botanical artists, illustrators and others interested in plant sciences, dedicated to documenting and recording the plants of The Eden Project and Cornwall.

Forthcoming Events

  •  Friday 10th May 2019 to Sunday 12th May 2019

    Introduction to botanical painting

    Join Laura Silburn from The Eden Project Florilegium Society for a special three days at the Eden Project, where they will guide you through the techniques of graphite drawing and shading and how to turn this into a finished watercolour painting. Please note, you do not have to be an Eden Project Florilegium member to sign up to this workshop. Book here: the Eden Project

  •  Saturday 14th September 2019 to Sunday 15th September 2019

    Things that Grow on Trees

    Another great two day workshop with Christina Hart-Davies at the Eden Project Foundation building.

  •  Saturday 16th May 2020 to Friday 17th May 2019

    Sarah Morrish two-day workshop

More Events →

Recent News

  • How to illustrate a six-foot-tall-plant – a master class!

    In March 2017 Mally Francis was very excited when she heard of the Association of British Botanical Artists’ Botanical Art Worldwide Exhibition planned for June 2018. The objective was to include paintings of native plants from all the participating countries. Mally decided that she would like to paint a Babington’s Leek as these grow near the coast in Cornwall and they are quite striking and unusual plants.

    Mally was thrilled when she heard that, not only had it been accepted, but also that it was selected as one of the three images used to promote the exhibition at the Ruskin Library at Lancaster University in June. As it turned out, only 32 artists had provided the final 40 images.

    The full story is captured in our 2018 members’ newsletter, however, here’s the story captured in some amazing images.

  • ‘2018 Botanical Walk’… our Annual Foray with Keith Spurgin

    After the inland walk at Goss Moor in August 2017, Keith Spurgin decided to take us adventuring at Lelant beside the Hayle Estuary on Saturday 16th June. Ten of us met Keith and Selina near St Uny Church and at the outset he told us that we should see something unusual in a cave on the beach, but that would only come at the end of the walk.

    Chrissie Russell kindly recorded all the plants that we saw, and Keith has verified the list, which we have made available online for the first time. You can also see some photographs for the adventure captured by Charles Francis. READ and see MORE…

  • Painting Tulips with Billy Showell – the full article

    Billy Showell held a well-attended two-day workshop at Eden to demonstrate her techniques in drawing and painting tulip flowers and leaves. Everyone attending was keen to try Billy’s wet-in-wet method of botanical painting, and during the two days Billy gave demonstrations, and lots of useful advice, interspersed with opportunities for those present to try things out using subjects of their choice. The workshop took place on 21st – 22nd April 2018 and has been written up in the Summer of 2018 by our newsletter co-ordinator – click here to read a full account of the workshop, which you can also print.