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 14th  November

*please note this date was wrongly given as the 6th on the printed programme distributed to members* and has subsequently been changed from the 7th to the 14th November.

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 Outreach Group if you wish to suggest a venue or event.

Outreach Group:

Anne Carlaw– Coordinator

Aileen Friis Jorgensen

Mary O’Neil

Lindesay Irvine

Genevieve Brady 


Exhibitions Group: 

Anne Dana – Coordinator

Victoria Braithwaite

Jenny Haslimeier

Valerie Gordon

Kate Braithwaite 

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