Primulas and Spring Flowers in Botanical Watercolour (3 day)


RHS Garden Rosemoor, EX38 8PH

RHS Garden Rosemoor, EX38 8PH


Great Torrington Rosemoor
EX38 8PH


RHS Garden Rosemoor


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    £272.55 (includes Garden entry)

  • Places

    12 total

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  • Course running time

    Friday 8 March to Sunday 10 March 2024, 10.30am–4.30pm each day

  • Skill level


  • Subject


  • Topic

    Botanical art

During this RHS Garden Rosemoor three-day workshop, you will learn drawing and watercolour painting techniques to produce your own piece of botanical art. Laura will demonstrate and explain the step-by-step process used by botanical artists to record and showcase a specimen, with particular emphasis on celebrating the horticultural varieties we love in our gardens at this time of year.
Laura is a three-times RHS Gold Medal winner with both Best Exhibit and Best Botanical Painting awards. She has taken part in Botanical Art projects around the world including the Transylvania Florilegium and the Grootbos Florilegium project in South Africa, and is in several international collections such as the Shirley Sherwood collection shown at Kew. Laura teaches extensively in the South West and works mainly from private studios in Heligan Gardens in Cornwall, as well as teaching across the UK and abroad.

Please bring with you:
  • Your booking reference number
  • A notebook and pencil to make notes
  • Your own drawing and painting kit if you have it
  • Alternatively, if you are new to watercolours, basic kit will be available to borrow, and a set of 6 paints can be purchased for £10 on the day (pre-ordered) if you need them. You will need to bring brushes as per guidance sheet and a sketch book
Please email [email protected] to request a paint kit and brush guidance, no later than 2 weeks before your workshop.

Lunch and refreshments included. 

Tutor: Laura Silburn

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