We have some exciting opportunities for Members lined up, details of which you can find below.




Basic Botany for Botanical Artists

Anne Carlaw and Aileen Friis Jorgensen

Saturday 10 October
The Secret Herb Garden, 32A Old Pentland Road, Lothianburn EH10 7EA
Coffee/tea and cake on arrival
Lunch and afternoon coffee/tea and cake included
Cost (Members) £40
Cost (Non-members, if space allows) £55

These costs may change closer to the date.

This course will cover:

  • Simple classification
  • What are Monocots and Dicots?
  • Monocots and Dicot seed dissections
  • Basic root types
  • Stems
  • Simple and compound leaves
  • Leaf attachment to stem
  • Basic flower structure
  • Basic flower dissection
  • Comprehensive handouts will be provided

Sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances, this course is now cancelled. To be rescheduled in the new year.




Informal painting and drop in group

Wednesday 18 November
Scottish Arts Club, 24 Rutland Square, Edinburgh, EH1 2BW
10.30 – 13.00
14.00 – 16.30
Cost £5.00; lunch  can be booked at £13.00/ head
Booking for workshop and /or lunch to membership@thessba.org by Friday 13 September please




We have workshops in the pipeline for next year, including a weekend with Fiona Strickland and Robert McNeill, dates not finalised, so watch this space.

At present most venues are in the Edinburgh area, but we would like to use other venues elsewhere in Scotland,so if you know of anywhere suitable, please send us details.