BSBA has an active programme of talks, visits and workshops

Forthcoming events:

        What have plants ever done for us?  An evening talk by Timothy Walker, Friday 18 October 2019

See Exhibitions tab for further details

 Informal lunchtime workshops are also held on the first Thursday of each month

Recent events:
Silver birch with tree creeper
Jan Robertson
Fritillary with Bee
Theresa Smith

My Life with Trees – and Theirs with Me

In October 2017, Alan Power, Garden and Estate Manager at Stourhead and BBC Presenter, gave a fascinating talk in support of the 2017 exhibition about his relationship with trees and his journey to achieving his dream job of working with them on the Stourhead estate.

This talk was supported by The Finnis Scott Foundation and Sitec Engineering


In April 2018, members enjoyed an excellent one-day workshop painting on vellum, given by Ros Franklin.   Penny Brown presented a one-day workshop on working with graphite in November 2018.  A watercolour workshop on  painting spring flowers was given by Simon Williams in March 2019.  In May,  Julia Trickey presented a workshop on the use of colour in painting.  


In August 2018, the group were shown around the gardens and glasshouses of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden by David Royle,  who gave us a whirlwind tour through 500 million years of plant evolution across all regions of the globe.

In July 2019, a group of members visited Yeo Valley Organic Garden and Farm in Somerset, to enjoy seeing their wild flower meadow.



Graphite workshop with Penny Brown
Visit to University of Bristol Botanic Garden
Watercolour workshop with Simon Williams
Julia Trickey’s colour workshop


Enjoying tea at Yeo Valley
Wild flower meadow at Yeo Valley