BURREN COLLEGE of ART – Ireland
A 5 day course on botanical drawing aspects is held here which includes a trip to the Burren itself for fieldwork.
Contact: Burren College of Art, Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland. Tel: +353 65 7077200
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY BOTANICAL GARDENS
Short courses, including basic courses in botanical illustration in exotic orchids, tropical plants, spring flowers, alpines, late summer flowers. Plant studies in pen and wash, and illustration in pen and ink. Dates and length of courses vary.
Web: Cambridge University Botanical Gardens
Tel: 01223 336265 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CAPEL MANOR COLLEGE – London
Three-day botanical Illustration courses at Capel Manor College, Regent’s Park Centre, The Store Yard Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4NR.
Tel: 020 7486 7930. Web: www.capel.ac.uk
CENTRE OF ENGLAND ARTS – Birmingham
A new 8 month course held by the Birmingham Society of Botanical Artists, designed for beginners and improvers.
Address: Patricks Farm Barns, Meriden Road, Hampton in Arden, Solihull, B92 0LT Email: Contact via website Web: bsba.org
DEDHAM HALL – Colchester
Residential courses in April and September on plant portraits in colour pencil with tutor Ann Swan SBA. Contact: 01206 323027
DILLINGTON HOUSE – Somerset
Short courses in botanical painting with Simon Williams and Susan Hillier.
EDEN PROJECT – Cornwall
Three- and five-day courses in botanical drawing and illustration for complete beginners and improvers take place in the Eden Project gardens and Biomes throughout the year. The courses are led by artists/tutors from the Eden Project Florilegium Society, with an introduction to botany from Eden horticulturists. www.edenproject.com/learn
FIELD BREAKS ART – DERBYSHIRE
Various residential courses at the Nightingale Centre and other venues in the Peak District.www.fieldbreaksart.co.ukAddress: Field Breaks Art, 116 Clay Lane, Clay Cross, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S45 9AW, tel: 07984 887133, web:
FIELD STUDIES COUNCIL (The) – venues vary
A range of art courses varying from a weekend to a week, at different levels including beginners, in watercolours, coloured pencils, botanical illustration and flower painting with some SBA tutors.
Contact the FSC Head Office for brochure: Preston Montford, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 1HW.
Tel: 01743 852100.
Venues vary but they have centres in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Snowdonia, Shropshire Hills, Pembrokeshire Coast, Exmoor, South Devon Coast, Constable Country, Epping Forest, the North Downs, Blairgowrie in Perthshire and Fermanagh in Northern Ireland. Download the brochure from www.field-studies-council.org
FLATFORD MILL FIELD CENTRE – Suffolk
Botanical Illustration improvers and more experienced illustrators. Address: Flatford Mill Field Centre, East Bergholt, Suffolk CO7 6UL,
Tel: 01743 852100 or email: email@example.com or
GREYSTOKE CYCLE GARDEN – Cumbria
Botanical painting workshops for all levels.
Contact: www.quirkyworkshops.co.uk, Greystoke, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0UT. Tel: 01768 483984.
SIR HAROLD HILLIER GARDEN & ARBORETUM – Hampshire
One or two-day botanical art workshops for all levels of ability at The Sir Harold Hillier Garden and Arboretum, Jermyns Lane, Ampfield, Romsey SO51 0QA,
Tel: 01794 369318 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HIGHAM HALL COLLEGE – Cumbria
Courses on botanical illustration held at Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH.
Tel: 01768 776276.
JUNIPER HALL FIELD CENTRE – Surrey
Courses on painting summer flowers and fruits
Address: Juniper Hall, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6DA
MEDITERRANEAN CENTRE for Art, Gardens, Plants and Design, PELION – Greece
A variety of botanical courses run by some SBA tutors
Web: Lagou Raxi.com
LINNEAN SOCIETY OF LONDON – London
A variety of botanical art courses which accommodate mixed abilities held at the Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BF
Tel: 020 7434 4479 or email: email@example.com
MISSENDEN ABBEY – Buckinghamshire
Weekend courses with some SBA tutors. Enquiries and bookings to Missenden Abbey Adult Learning Residential Centre, Great Missenden, Bucks HP16 0BD,
Tel: 07955 484605
NATURE IN ART – Gloucester
Museum dedicated exclusively to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by Nature. Botanical art and illustration courses are held here with SBA tutors.
Address: Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth, Gloucester GL2 9PA,
email firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 01452 731422
PRESTON MONTFORD FIELD STUDY CENTRE – Shropshire
A variety of botanical illustration courses held here throughout the year, for all levels.
Address: The Centre at Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 1DX.
Tel: 01743 852100
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN – Edinburgh
A variety of botanical illustration courses including regular evening and day terms throughout the year, 10-week courses, week-end and week-long courses and a diploma course.
Address: Education Co-ordinator, RGBA 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR.
Tel: 0131 248 2937
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW – SW London
There are a variety of courses throughout the year, from beginners and intermediates to a Certificate in Botanical Illustration. Topics vary also to include pen and ink, developing a sketchbook, drawing from pressed specimens and on location in the garden.
Tel: 020 8332 5641 or Email: email@example.com
ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY – Wisley, Surrey
A range of one and two day botanical art courses throughout the year including tutor Billy Showell PPSBA.
A full list of courses at all the RHS gardens can be found at www.rhs.org.uk Tel: 020 31765830
ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY, Harlow Carr, Yorkshire
Botanical drawing and painting courses and workshops.
Address: Education Department, RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate HG3 1QB. Web: www.rhs.org.uk
RUSKIN SCHOOL OF ART – Oxford
Botanical art courses, for more info please visit Ruskin school of art
SCULPTURE BY THE LAKES – Dorset
Various botanically inspired courses and workshops, forming part of a Winter Art School.
The programme for 2019/2020 season runs from October through to the end of March.
Tutors include Julia Trickey SBA and Penny Brown SBA
For more info please visit the Sculpture by the lakes website
UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
A variety of Courses in Botanical Illustration.
Address: Institute for Lifelong Learning, 196-198 West Street, Sheffield, S1 4ET,
Tel: 0114 222 7000
WALLINGFORD SCHOOL of Art – Oxfordshire
Day art courses. Contact tel: 01491 838855
WEST DEAN COLLEGE – West Sussex
Various courses in botanical illustration as part of their short course programme with tutors Ann Swan SBA , Sandrine Maugy SBA & Mariella Baldwin
Contact: West Dean College, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0QZ,
Tel: 01243 818300