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

  •  Sunday 29th September 2019

    All Members’ Painting Day

    A get together at the Sawpit Studio to learn Green mixes (using Dianne Sutherland Colour Chart)
    Voluntary £10 per member contribution to Charles Francis for use of space

  •  Friday 4th October 2019 to Sunday 6th October 2019

    An Introduction to Botanical Painting with the Eden Project Florilegium Society

    This course is for non members and will be using the autumn harvest from the Mediterranean and wider site at Eden to give a thorough introduction to the techniques used in botanical art. Laura Silburn is leading the course.

  •  Saturday 19th October 2019 to Sunday 20th October 2019

    Autumn colours in the Sawpit Studio

    A course for all abilities and for non members as well as members. Laura Silburn will teach you using a whole range of autumn colour from late flowering plants such as Cyclamen and Kaffir lilies to the rich colours of autumn leaves and harvest produce.

  •  Saturday 2nd November 2019

    Visit to Kew

    Meet at Victoria Gate Entrance
    for A Retrospective of the Shirley Sherwood Art Collection

  •  Sunday 17th November 2019

    Workshop with Laura Silburn

    Eden Project Mediterranean Biome
    Creating a Botany Sketchbook Page

  •  Friday 6th December 2019

    EPFS Flori Xmas Canapes

    Rainbows End, Roche

  •  Saturday 25th April 2020 to Sunday 26th April 2020

    AGM and Assessment day

    Eden Foundation Building

  •  Monday 27th April 2020 to Tuesday 28th April 2020

    Two day workshop Sarah Gould

    Sawpit, Heligan
    Painting on vellum
    Cost £75

Recent News

  • Sarah Poat gets Silver Gilt!

    Another EPFS member has been awarded a medal. Congratulations to Sarah Poat for her wonderful work and well deserved medal. View her fantastic work on her website sarahpoatart.com

  • Mally Francis R.I.P.

    It is with great sadness that we have to tell you this news. We have lost our incredible founder and teacher Mally Francis. We would like to thank the Association of British Botanical Artists for this wonderful post they have made about her and to let you know, the funeral is 14:00 Fri 3 May, at All Saints church, St Ewe, Cornwall… click to read more.

  • 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.