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.


Acrylics workshop roundup

A small group of enthusiastic painters got together at the weekend for an SSBA-organised acrylics workshop at Queen Margaret University with award winning artist member Margaret Walty as our tutor. Although a wet day, our spirits were certainly not dampened when we...

Member Bill Philips announces upcoming workshop and new blog

Member Bill Philips has just started a new blog, which will focus on botanical art and related matters - check it out at He will also be running a one-day workshop, Drawing and Painting Trees, on the 20th October, details as follows:...

Third Annual Exhibition, ‘Shapes of Nature’

29 September – 1st November, 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm excluding Sundays and Mondays Lillie Gallery Station Rd, Milngavie, Glasgow G62 8BZ As well as originals, there is a wide range of cards and prints available.              ...

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.