Botanical Art Sketchbook

Botanical Art Sketchbook

In-Person Botanical Drawing Class
a person sketching an orchid in a sketchbook

Dates & Price

Saturday, January 14, 2023
8:00 am–12:00 pm

Inclement weather date: January 15, 2023

Fee: $129

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $116

Fee includes all-day admission to the Gardens on the day of the class.

Registration ends on Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Using materials from our Gardens, such as seed pods, bark, and cones, explore basic drawing techniques and how to create lifelike and botanically accurate sketches.

For practicing artists, we suggest that you bring your preferred materials. For beginners, our instructor recommends the following:

  • 2 Micron pens (Black)
  • 2 Graphite pencils (HB, 2B and or 4B)
  • 1 eraser
  • 1 high-quality sketchbook for mixed media or watercolor (Stillman & Bern -Zeta Series/Moleskine)
  • If painting:
    • Travel watercolor palette (if painting) with paint and
    • Brushes (Kolinksy sable for best result, #4 long point watercolor brush)
    • Small container for water
  • If sketching: Colored pencils


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Margaret Saylor