Exhibitions, News and Events


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Friday 22 March

AGM – Botanic Cottage – 1.30 – 3.30 pm

Friday 22 March

Annual Dinner Scottish Arts Club, 6.30-11pm. Please contact the Secretary to book: secretary@thessba.org


Wednesday 10th April 

Photography Course with Alistair Cowan
at the Scottish Arts Club, 24 Rutland Square, Edinburgh EH1 2BW
Click here for more information 


Thursday 16 May

Botanic Cottage talk and Annual Picnic
5 – 7.30pm
Topic – Scottish Plant Lore book
Speaker – Dr. Greg Kenicer RBGE


Saturday 8 June

Annual Garden Party Kinghorn 12-4pm


Thursday 19 September

Botanic Cottage Talk 2-4pm Venue – RBGE Library Inverleith Row
Topic – Botanical Treasures in the Library Speaker – Lorna Mitchell, Librarian

Booking Essential – 20 places. Booking information to follow.



The Whitehouse Gallery, 47 St. Mary’s Street, Kirkudbright, DG6 4DU

12 October – Saturday 2 November

Painting course with Sheila Anderson Hardy

Date and Venue TBC


Thursday 7 November

*please note this date was wrongly given as the 6th on the printed programme distributed to members*

Botanic Cottage talk
Topic – Petticoats and Plants
Speaker – Dr. Deborah Reid


Thursday 5 December

Members’ Christmas Party Botanic Cottage 5:30-7:30pm


Wednesday Painting days at SAC

Our regular drop-in days, hosted at the Scottish Arts Club (24 Rutland Square, Edinburgh, EH1 2BW) continue to be a great success

2019 dates: 13 February,  more dates to follow as the dates in May, June and July have been cancelled.

There is a £10 charge each day, payable on the day, and if you would like to book lunch please let Margaret Nicolson know well in advance by email. margaretnicolson@btinternet.com




Please feel free to share the schedule with other interested botanical artists or friends – there is a friends membership available for those who are interested in the society.

Ideas for events and items for inclusion in the newsletter newsletter@thessba.org welcomed.

Contact one of the events committee if you wish to suggest a venue or event.


Events Committee:

Anne Carlaw

Aileen Friis Jorgensen

Sharon Fox

Mary O’Neil

Lindesay Irvine

Margaret Nicolson

New committee members welcome – please contact one of the above.