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Meet the artists behind the art, as they talk through
favourite botanical art projects or techniques.

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These one-hour online talks, started during the Pandemic, aim to connect those inspired by botanical art at every level, whether beginner or professional artist. Presentations are richly illustrated with examples of artwork and/or technique demonstrations, followed by the opportunity for Q&A. Every talk is unique in style, reflecting the personality and interests of each artist.

Scroll down to see upcoming speakers. Register to either watch live, giving you the opportunity to interact with the speaker, or to watch a recording during the following week.


Please read notes below or comprehensive frequently asked questions HERE


30 NOVEMBER 2023
7pm GMT (2pm EST, 11am PST)


Margaret Saylor

Margaret will describe her personal approach to foraging, sketching, and painting woodland fungi. She’ll share tips on mushroom hunting, drawing identifying characteristics, and depicting fungi in a natural habitat. Her recent works are a combination of graphite and watercolour on vellum, specifically chosen for its natural and earthy appeal. Margaret’s presentation will take the viewers from forest to finished painting.
Growing up in the woodlands of southeastern Pennsylvania, Margaret developed an affinity for the natural world at an early age. Following a career in graphic and package design, Margaret earned a certificate, with distinction, in botanical art and illustration from the New York Botanical Garden. Since 2013, she has been the Editor/Designer of The Botanical Artist, official journal of the American Society of Botanical Artists. Margaret teaches both online and in person at many public gardens and art schools, and is co-founder of the Contemporary Naturalism Guild of Art.

£12 (£9 if booked before 30 October


14 DECEMBER 2023
7pm GMT (2pm EST, 11am PST)


Mary Ellen Taylor, Sarah Gould, Deborah Lambkin

A panel of renowned botanical artists together with Julia, compare notes on how they work, their favourite projects, techniques and equipment, together with other aspects of being professional botanical artists

MARY ELLEN TAYLOR was course manager Diploma in Botanical Painting at the English Gardening School for seven years and is Chair of the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society. Most of her artwork focuses on the plant’s relationship to its habitat, from places close to her heart.

SARAH GOULD is president of the Eden Project Florilegium and is known for her work on vellum. She has been awarded two RHS medals and has work in the Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation and the Shirley Sherwood Collection as well as contributions to  both the Highgrove  and Transylvanian Florilegiums..


DEBORAH LAMBKIN is an award-winning artists who has painted more than 400 orchids in her role as Orchid Artist to the Royal Horticultural Society Orchid Committee. She also works regularly for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and is one of the RHS Botanical Art Show judges.

£12 (£9 if booked before 14 November)                                                           PORTRAIT PHOTO ©Domestika 


JULIA TRICKEY Domestika course
Botanical Art Conversations.


17 FEBRUARY 2024 12 - 6pm GMT
An interactive day with six leading botanical artists



Elaine Searle, Sarah Morrish, Ann Swan, Mary Dillon, Lucy T Smith and Laura Silburn come together online to showcase their work, lead discussion groups and give feedback and advice on paintings.

Because of the opportunity to be actively involved in the day - interacting with tutors and other attendees - places will be limited and you need to be able to attend most of the day live (only the first session will be recorded).

£75 (£65 if booked before 1 January)

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT - EMAIL to be added to a waiting list

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"Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed the Zoom talk last night and indeed all the talks I had signed up for. They have meant that I have been able to jump start my interest in botanical painting." SS

"It was an honour and delight to watch the webinar last night" LC

"All the talks I caught were immensely interesting and a wonderful botanical escape from the various lockdown restrictions." JA

"Thank you so much - the talks are something special  - I will certainly be joining again next year." SD

"I just wanted to say thank you for organising such inspiring and very informative talks. I’ve enjoyed all of them" JH

"The Talks were and are and will be fantastic! Thank you so much for the today’s, I loved it." OR


Julia Trickey, Laura Silburn, Deborah Lambkin, Lizzie Harper, Lucy Smith, Martin Allen, Helen Allen, Mary Dillon, Sarah Morrish, Carrie Di Costanzo, Lara Call Gastinger, Ann Swan, Katherine Tyrrell, Gill Condy, Shevaun Doherty, Sarah Gould, Mariella Baldwin, Yanny Petters, Işık Güner, Jess Shepherd, Simon Williams, Rachel Pedder-Smith, Jackie Isard, Jarnie Godwin, Christina Hart-Davies, Chris Thorogood, Gael Sellwood, Rogerio Lupo, Dick Rauh, Charlotte Brooks, Bobbi Angell, Sue Wickison, Bridget Gillespie, Eden Project Florilegium Society, RHS exhibitors, James and Rachel de Candole, John Pastoriza-Piñol, Wendy Hollender, Denise Walsar-Kolar, Esmée Winkel.



• Talks are delivered via Zoom Webinars (You will not be seen or heard, but you can write comments or questions via a Q&A box.).
• Talks are recorded and a link sent to registrants 24 hours after the live session. This will then be available to view or revisit for five days, making the talks accessible, regardless of your time zone or other commitments.

• There is a 25% discount if you book more than a month in advance.
• You can cancel your registration at any time before the date of the talk.
• NEW! @botanicalarttalks is now
on Instagram, highlighting the artwork of Botanical Art Talks s
peakers past and future.

More Frequently Asked Questions HERE


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