As the seasons change explore and learn to identify and record the flowers that grow wild on Trill Farm.

Have you ever looked really closely at the wild flowers and plants around you and wondered at their beauty and wanted to know more about them? In this course you will learn to develop your own records of the natural world of wild plants by acquiring skills in observing, identifying, drawing, painting and preserving.

The course will appeal to those interested in the natural environment, gardeners, artists, and those who want to learn more about plants and their many uses.

As a large part of this course will be out and about in the Trill landscape please dress appropriately for the British weather, wellington boots are preferable to hiking boots as some areas can become exceptionally muddy. Sunscreen, hats and definitely a set of waterproofs should all be packed when deemed appropriate and bring a water bottle too.

Do please bring your own drawing and painting materials if you wish but otherwise practice amounts will be made available for you to work with over the weekend.


Photographers - bring your cameras! Photos provide a very valuable record for identifications and for your future drawing and painting work.


    Course Tutors: Niki Lawrence & Julie Whitehouse

    Both tutors have an in-depth knowledge of botany and are experienced academics and teachers, with particular interest in the science of medicinal plants and the practice of herbal medicine. Niki Lawrence specialises in the teaching of botany and the study of ethnobotany and is a practising herbalist. Julie Whitehouse has followed a career in academic research, teaching and the practice of herbal medicine, and since retirement has focused on botanical art and illustration.


    Course times: 10am - 5pm.
    Includes a delicious organic lunch each day.

    This is a non-residential course. Please contact us if you would like to book accommodation in our eco-guesthouse.