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.

A Coming of Age

A Coming of Age is a celebration of the work of the first 18 years of The Eden Project Florilegium Society, fondly called the ‘Flori’ by its members.

The Society was founded in 2000 to record plants in Cornwall and those held at The Eden Project in particular, which opened its gates to the public in the same year. There are over 140 paintings in the archives donated by 31 different artists, many of whom exhibit nationally and internationally and hold RHS Gold medals for their work.

“Each artist donates their time and their paintings generously to The Archives and The Trustees of The Eden Project. In gratitude and in order to acknowledge their generosity, skill and talent, this book has been written and compiled to help bring their work to a wider audience and demonstrate the quality of botanical illustration held by the Trustees. I hope it inspires our current members (of which there are 22 actively painting) to continue to paint and document this inspirational collection of plants, and others to join. This is my gift to these very special people.” — Ros Franklin

Coming Soon


Saturday July 16th - Monday July 18th

Heligan Herbs

Join me for three days painting at the beautiful Sawpit Studio in July using herbs as our inspiration as well as some of the best flowers of July. £230 including two-course catered lunch each day.

A non-refundable £50 deposit is required to book your place. As those of you who have visited the studio before will know it is well-equipped with an excellent library, light box and microscope. The days run from 10.30 to 3pm in a tucked away private area of the beautiful Heligan Gardens.

To book, or if you have any further questions about the course, materials or anything else then please contact me.

Laura Silburn
laurasilburn@hotmail.co.uk


Friday September 16th

Vellum Workshop at the Sawpit

Sarah Gould

‘Ding’ lunch available £16 per head per day to be paid cash on first day .Please book in advance with Pauline Gwennap direct and let her know special dietary requirements.\

Email paulinegwennap@aol.com


Sunday September 18th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday October 28th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Kew Visit

This trip includes the viewing of the Babbington’s Leek by Mally Francis in the Shirley Shirley Sherwood Gallery.

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Saturday October 29th - Sunday October 30th

Themed Beach Walk with Drawing Session

Eden Project

This walk will follow with a drawing session in the Foundation Building at the Eden Project.

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Saturday November 12th

Christmas Card Workshop

This is a self-led workshop

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Saturday April 15th