Courses for 2018: Botanical Painting Courses at the Eden Project

Dates to be confirmed.

Our 3 to 5 day courses are set in the fantastic setting of the Mediterranean Biome at the Eden Project in Cornwall. The courses aim to give a thorough introduction to the techniques used in botanical art, from accurate drawing and tonal shading to using watercolour techniques to produce a lifelike image. An introduction to botany for artists is included in some courses. For further details or to book visit the Eden Project website or call bookings on 01726 811972.


laura Silburn botanical art

I am a botanical artist working in Cornwall, where I am a Fellow of the Eden Project Florilegium Society and teach botanical painting and drawing courses at the Eden Project. I paint both to record species and celebrate plants. My work ranges from botanical documentation for archives and florilegia to artistic studies of plants exploring our relationship to them.

Please use the menu at the top of the page for details of paintings, prints and cards, upcoming exhibitions and how to contact me.

Calathea zebrina was part of the Florilegium: Sydney's Painted Garden Exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney in 2016 and features in the accompanying book. The exhibition will be coming to the Shirley Sherwood gallery at Kew Gardens in London from April until September 2018.

Aristolochia labiata was included in the 15th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration in Pittsburgh and will now become part of the Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation's permanent collection.