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, 18 October 2019

 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.


University of Bristol Botanic Garden

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



Graphite workshop with Penny Brown
Visit to University of Bristol Botanic Garden