Rhododendron yakushimanum
Annabel Trechmann

We are a small  Society, whose members meet to paint every Thursday in Winsley, a village near Bath.  We all share a passion for botanical illustration.

Our members use a variety of media for creative botanical expression, including watercolour, coloured pencil, pen and ink, and graphite.  Many started with little experience of botanical painting and some have gone on to study for a qualification in Botanical Art.  Others have developed the skills to become members of the Society of Botanical Artists (SBA), and some have been awarded medals at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)  Botanical Art Shows.

Three or four times a year we invite highly experienced tutors to hold all-day workshops in different media to help us improve our skills.  Visits are arranged to Botanical Gardens, Arboretums and other collections of botanical interest.  A calendar of the work of members is produced annually.