Special edition newsletter, No 22.

We’ve just printed our latest newsletter. It’s the largest newsletter we’ve ever printed and its’ special because of all the Goodbyes we’ve had to say lately. 

Here are some outtakes that we couldn’t fit in but they are just as important. We will add more photos and texts soon.

Ros Franklin, our outgoing Chairman presented with flowers by Pauline our Events Co-ordinater


Diane Sutherland
Painting Fritillary on Vellum
13th and 14th April 2019

Diane’s much awaited workshop coincided with the loss of our treasured Mally which made it very difficult to focus on painting. However, in true Mally style we soldiered on painting our Fritillary meleagris and bluebells on Kelmscott Vellum.

Diane demonstrated just how robust Kelmscott is to paint on, a glass like surface but with the ability to gently wash off errors, dry and start again. An excellent surface for dried brushwork.

We were also supplied with an extremely useful colour mix chart of greens and browns. Diane advocated her preferred use of Colbalt blue mixed with lemon for greens and using Cerulean in highlights.

At the close of the two day workshop Diane thanked us for our efforts in the circumstances and commented on what a very special person Mally must have been to have such an affect on all who attended. The workshop was therefore dedicated with our love to her memory.

Susan Hillier Workshop

Sarah Morrish – Nature’s Detail

Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show

An Introduction to Botanical Painting with the Eden Project Florilegium Society

This course takes place in the wonderful setting of the Mediterranean Biome at The Eden Project in Cornwall. This course will teach you how to use accurate line drawing and tonal shading and watercolours to turn this into a finished painting. It is suitable for complete beginners but we also welcome those who wish to revisit the basics, want to try a new type of art or just want to spend three days painting plants in the Med! Entry to the Eden Project, lunch and drinks for the full three days are included. For further details or to book visit the Eden Project website or call the booking line on 01726 811972

Autumn colours in the Sawpit Studio

You will receive plenty of one-to-one tuition tailored to you, whether you are a complete beginner or have a project you are already working on that you would like to bring along. The course is £195 for the full three days which includes a two-course lunch each day.

The studio also has a well-stocked library, lightbox and microscope and plant material will also be provided. A non-refundable deposit of £50 is payable on booking with the balance due two weeks prior to the course. For further information or to book please contact Laura Silburn


Sarah Gould Two Day Workshop

Sarah Gould  
b.1955. Qualified Landscape Architect. Member of the Leicestershire Society of Botanical Illustrators; Fellow of the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society (from 2002). Her work is held in the permanent collections of the RHS Lindley Library, The Highgrove Florilegium, The Hunt Institute and the Chelsea Physic Garden. Teaches for the Chelsea Botanical Art School.  On the selection Panels for LSBI and Eden Project Florilegium Society. Exhibited at the 12th International at the Hunt in 2007, the Natural History Museum and Shirley Sherwood Gallery.

AGM and Assessment day

EPFS Flori Xmas Canapes

A coming together to celebrate Christmas with host Pauline Gwennap.

Workshop with Laura Silburn

Join award winning Laura Silburn as she guides us through how to create a really good sketch book page based on Mediterranean plants.