Since the Society was started we have always brought tutors, scientists and other experts to give workshops and talks to our members. These have included:

Rosemary Wise, Gren Lucus (Linnean Soc), Martin Allen, Colin Swinton, Jenny Brasier, Anne Marie Evans, Dr Martin Brown, Helen Allen, Christina Hart-Davies, Mariella Baldwin, Gillian Barlow, Tim Walker, Valerie Oxley, Sarah Gould, Keith Spurgin, Susan Hillier and Rosie Sanders.

The Society organises regular botany field trips and makes regular visits to Botanical Gardens and their archives. Past excursions include Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Oxford Herbarium, Natural history Museum, Chelsea Physic Garden, National Garden Museum of Wales, Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh, and the Botanic Gardens of Leicester and Cambridge.

Please note:  all workshops start at 10.00am in the Foundation Building at the Eden Project or at the Sawpit Studio, Heligan. Please check venue details and bring your usual painting materials and a packed lunch.

All workshops need to be booked in advance, please contact Ann Paull using our contact form.

Upcoming Events

Friday May 7th

Sarah Morrish – Illustrating Nature’s Details

Eden Project

Please note, due to Covid-19 restrictions, this event is cancelled until further notice. A two-day workshop with Sarah Morrish – Illustrating Nature’s Details at Foundation Building Eden Project. Bring your own lunch. Sarah is a Fellow of the Linnean Society, a painting member of the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium, an exhibiting member of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA), and a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI).

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Saturday May 22nd

Trengwainton Garden Visit

Trengwainton Garden

Saturday July 3rd
10:00 pm

Advice Day

Sawpit Studio

An advice day for aspiring painting members who want to submit work for assessment on September 19th.

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Friday September 17th
Sunday September 19th

Assessment Day

Botanical paintings are assessed for the archive.

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Saturday October 23rd
Saturday November 6th
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Susan Hillier Watercolour Pencil Workshop

Sawpit Studio

A one day workshop for members at the Sawpit Studio, Heligan. Please bring own lunch, tea/coffee provided.

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