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

Sunday August 1st

August flowers botanical watercolour course

The course will be from Sunday 1st – Tuesday 3rd August and we will be looking at the season’s best flowers to inspire us. I know many of you may feel a bit rusty if you haven’t painted for a while and I know I have a few complete beginners who want to start as well so the focus of the course will be to go through the stages, step by step, to produce a finished piece.

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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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