Botanical Illustrators

Whether you are an artist, an aspiring artist or just dreaming about developing a new interest, you are welcome to come along and see what we do, get friendly advice and support. Once you try your hand at illustrating plants, you may be surprised how quickly you can achieve results you would never have thought possible.

Our group get-togethers, made up of artists of varying experience, allow us to share ideas and information and give each other encouragement and support whilst working on our paintings and drawings. The group holds talks and workshops at Cranbourne Gardens as well as exhibitions at various galleries.

Botanical Art Workshops

We arrange botanical art workshops, demonstrations and talks conducted by established artists at the Elliot Centre, near the Cranbourne Gardens Main Office.

The maximum class size is 10, ensuring individual attention and workshops can suit beginners or artists with some experience. Fees vary with the type and duration of the workshop.


The Botanical Illustrators Group has been enjoying the comfort of the Elliot Centre. Each artist has been developing their own subject and continuing to finish works started during our recent workshops, including drawing and painting from specimens collected from the Gardens or from pot plants, such as orchids from the on-site nursery, as well as elements of the plant environment, such as insects, rocks and shells. We are working towards future exhibitions.

When we meet

The Botanical Illustrators meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month (February – 1st Wednesday in December) from 10am to 3pm in the Elliot Centre, near the Cranbourne Gardens Main Office. Tea and coffee are provided, but BYO lunch.


Margaret Holloway
0438 985 382