Pelargonium

by member artist Jennifer Leeming

Sunflower

by member artist Jeni Neale

Queen of the Night Tulip

by member artist Elizabeth Jane Hartley

Iris Siberica

by member artist Elizabeth Green

Poppies

by member artist Ann Turner

Yellow Pershore Plum

by member artist Moira Ashby

Welcome to the BSBA.

Our aim is to encourage and inspire.

We are a group of artists based in and around Birmingham, the West Midlands, who share a love of botanical art and illustration. We meet monthly in Birmingham for practical sessions, talks and workshops with visiting experts and artists.

Botanical illustration is where art and science meet, combining acute observation with the artist’s eye for the depiction of beauty.

The Society was formed in 1999 by graduates of the University of Birmingham’s Certificate of Higher Education in Botanical Illustration. The course took place at Winterbourne Botanic Garden, the Edwardian Arts and Crafts house and garden, and attracted artists, botanists and horticulturalists alike.

Membership is open to 18+ and to all abilities; membership is not conditional on reaching a required standard. Whether you are an artist, gardener, scientist—anyone with an interest in botanical art is welcome to join. 

Upcoming Events

24febAll Day08sep FeaturedWinterbourne Botanical Art ExhibitionMembers on Show at Winterbourne House

16jun10:0015:30Workshop on Painting Smooth FruitsWith Billy Showell

21jul10:0015:30Learn How Watercolours are MadeWith Jackmans Art Materials