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.


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

AUTUMN GLORY – SSBA 7th Annual Exhibition

AUTUMN GLORY – SSBA 7th Annual Exhibition

SSBA 7th Annual Exhibition
October 6th to 30th

Fire Station Creative
Carnegie Drive

Open Wednesday, Thursday 10am to 5pm
Friday, Saturday 10am to 10pm
Sun 11am to 4pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Opening evening Thursday 6th October, 7pm  to 10pm

2022 Exhibition Application Instructions
2022 Exhibition Application Form

This year we will be including a new category of easily affordable paintings, so visit early before they’re all gone!


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 for booking of the October 2022 or to note interest in the April 2023, 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

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 The Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society  and  Giclee UK for their ongoing support.

Thank to the Finnis Scott Foundation for the Biennial award that funded the Introductory and Intermediate  Botanical Art workshops in Aviemore and Dumfries from 2022 to 2024.