Join botanical artists and tutors from The Eden Project Florilegium Society for a special three days at the Eden Project, where they will guide you through the techniques of creating accurate botanical illustrations.

What you’ll learn

On this in-depth workshop showing you how to study a plant in detail, we'll cover the following areas:

Plant observation: how to observe all the key diagnostic features of a plant, in order to illustrate it accurately. This might include studying stems, shoots and leaves; buds, flowers and floral parts; roots, tubers and bulbs; fruits and seeds. Use of the internet, reference books, microscopes or magnifiers will be included.

Accurate drawings and colour matching: using your research you will produce a beautiful page of studies of your subject, which can be a masterpiece in its own right.

Who it's for

The course is suitable for both beginners and improvers. There will be a maximum of 16 people in the group. You may also be interested in our other botanical art courses

What’s included

  • Three days of expert tuition (10am - 4pm)
  • Materials*
  • Lunch and refreshments on each day
  • Entrance to the Eden Project

*We will provide the paints, sable brushes, watercolour paper and drawing papers, plus tracing paper, etc. Attendees are requested to bring drawing equipment to include 2H and HB pencils of professional quality, or preferably mechanical pencils of 0.3mm diameter with 2H and HB leads, a plastic eraser, and 'paper stump' (or blender). We will have dividers and rulers for loan on the day. A notebook may be useful.

About the tutors

Each course is taught by two tutors from The Eden Project Florilegium Society. Find out more about all our tutors:

Read an interview with Ros Franklin.

Thank you...for your patient guidance and encouragement given to all of us attending the Eden Project course. We enjoyed every minute, and surprised ourselves with what we were able to achieve.

Previous course participant

I can't tell you how much that long weekend taught me.

Previous course participant

The course was delivered with passion and understanding; it was very clear and informative.

 Previous course participant

How to book

This course is now fully booked.