Botanical Art Group

The Botanical Art Group formed in 2003 for members of the Friends with a special interest in botanical art, drawing and painting.

  • The aim of the Group is to foster the role of, and promote botanical artists and illustrators and provide a forum for those wishing to pursue this exacting art form.

  • There are about 15-20 regular artist members with a wide variety of skils, from beginners to semi-professionals.

  • The Group meet weekly on Saturdays, 12-4pm, in the Lecture Room, Goodman Building, on Hackney Road, Adelaide Botanic Gardens.

  • There are no formal classes on a weekly basis, but members share ideas, discuss projects, offer constructve advice and paint or draw in their chosen medium. Each brings their own drawing/painting equipment and something to draw.

  • A small fee is charged when attending the weekly group, Workshops are fee paying.

  • Members hold exhibitions in the National Wine Centre of Australia, Cnr North Tce & Botanic Rd, Adelaide at various times.

    • The main exhibition 'Framing Nature' is a biennial exhibition last Exhibition was 2017, next Exhibition is 2019.


  • Workshops are held during the course of the year, with a variety of tutors both local and from interstate. All are aimed at expanding the knowledge and repertoire of the members.

  • Attend Saturdays regularly or occasionally, or just for workshops.






Would you like to become a member of the Botanical Art Group?


Join the Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide

Workshop & Tutorial Program -


Botanical Art Workshops for 2021


Workshop 1:      Working with Gold Leaf   Saturday and Sunday April 10 and 11 from 10am to4pm.                            

Presented by Arnolda Beynon.



Workshop 2:  Petals in coloured pencil.  Sunday May 2 10am to 4pm. Presented by Sandra Johnston.


If you are interested in participating in either or both workshops, please contact


Anne Bishop on 0409 814 030 or email:


Silja Zarins  on 0411 585 629 


Bougainvillea & Monarch
Bougainvillea & Monarch

By Anne Bishop

Eucalyptus stoatei
Eucalyptus stoatei

By Rosslyn Walker

Echeveria 1
Echeveria 1

By Jenny Byass

Bougainvillea & Monarch
Bougainvillea & Monarch

By Anne Bishop

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