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.


Special offer – Half price membership for new members in 2021.

Join the SSBA in 2021: Full membership - £25.00 - Student and Friend membership - £10.00 Benefits of membership include being part of a friendly, inclusive society, annual exhibition, biannual newsletter, regular painting days, workshops, demonstrations and social...

Exhibition, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh: 6th-24th October 2020

Exhibition by SSBA Member Marianne Hazlewood - Fine hair, Soft Nibs, depictions from a shady bed An exhibition of botanical Watercolour paintings, Japanese ink paste illustrations and screen prints. All works illustrated at: 6th – 24th...

Exhibition, Frames Gallery, Perth: 19th September to 10th October

We are expecting to have another wonderful exhibition of the work our members have done during lockdown. This year the exhibition is at the Frames Gallery in Perth. 10 Victoria Street, Perth, Scotland, PH2 8LW 01738 631085 – Frames Gallery...

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.