Image Caroline Jackson-Houlston

The Society holds an AGM with lunch where we have a visiting guest speaker. This is a great opportunity to mix with many other members in a relaxed social atmosphere.

Throughout the year, the Society holds a number of workshops run by prestigeous tutors who have included Billy Showell, Julia Trickey, Roger Reynolds, Ann Swan and Simon Williams.

Visits to gardens and "behind the scenes" tours of museums and collections including Birmingham Botanic Gardens, Picton Gardens near Malvern, Batsford Arboretum and Frampton Court.

Members also get together for informal painting days often following a workshop with a mentor on hand if any help is needed.

Participants at a Billy Showell workshop recently hosted by Gloucestershire Society for Botanical Illustration

Billy Showell workshop

Members of the Gloucestershire Society for Botanical Illustration admire the collection of drawings and paintings held by the Museum of Wales

National Museum of Wales visit