Scottish Society of Botanical Artists (SSBA)

The society was formed on the 18th June 2014 by a group of enthusiastic botanical artists from a variety of backgrounds with the aim of creating a botanical art society in Scotland that would be open to all.

The SSBA, as a Registered Charity (SC045778), is dedicated to nurturing and promoting botanical art, while respecting its traditions.

We aim to provide a forum to share and disseminate knowledge and expertise in all aspects of botanical art; encouraging a high standard of artistic achievement and providing a platform for the exhibition of botanical art in Scotland.


SSBA 8th Annual Exhibition

We’re very excited to showcase our members work at the SSBA 8th Annual Exhibition

March 25th to April 30th
The Maclaurin Art Gallery
Rozelle Estate

Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 12 noon to 5pm
The opening event will be on 25th March at 2pm and all members and friends are welcome to attend this.

Following on from the success of our mini paintings last year, we have included affordable mini paintings again this year.


SSBA Botanical Art Courses Information

The SSBA is delighted to announce that the SSBA Botanical Art Introductory and Intermediate courses in the south and north of Scotland are now available to apply for the April and May 2023 courses, or to note interest in the October 2023 and April 2024 courses.

The courses are available due to the award to the SSBA of the Finnis Scott Foundation Botanical Art Prize. This is a biennial prize of £10,000 awarded to support and promote the practice of botanical art.

The courses are open to SSBA members and members of the public who are interested in learning and developing their botanical art skills.

The courses will be provided free of charge to participants, although they will have to pay for their own travel, accommodation, breakfast, dinner and recommended art materials.

If you live in the south or north of Scotland, would you be interested in attending? Or do you know anyone who would like to learn or develop their skill?

More information is available in the attached information document and we encourage anyone interested to apply or note their interest (follow the links in the document).

 SSBA Botanical Art Courses Information Click Here

2023 SSBA calendar

2023 SSBA calendar

We are delighted to announce that our 2023 SSBA calendar is now available for sale and features 14 paintings by SSBA members.

The cover features an agapanthus by member Victoria Braithwaite. The back cover gives a snapshot of the member paintings for each month.

Please contact for more information or to place an order click here

AS a Charity THe SSBA is solely funded by money raised through membership and exhibitions, if you would like to donate to us please use the following forms :

Gift Aid Declaration (Pdf)

Gift Aid Declaration (Doc)

Our grateful thanks to Barrie Scott and Co. Greyfriars Art and to Giclee UK for their ongoing support.