Botanical Beauties – from growing a healing flower garden to botanical art – Sunday 17th July – 10am – 4:30pm

Experience a healing garden from an artist’s perspective. Giulia will show you how to listen, observe and learn from a garden through drawing and painting as well as through the practice of wild flower “guardening”. This process of tending to and healing with the beauty of flowers grown in a garden alongside vegetables, wild plants, animals, seeds and insects is Giulia’s invitation. Imagine a patch of garden left to the wild and observed with the intention of learning the changing cycles of the natural world and recognising that rhythm as yours. This approach to drawing invites you to follow nature rather than control it. Slow down, follow your thread and the deepening relationship with your environment that ensues. 

Flowers have always been admired and studied by master artists and a garden now has an esteemed place in mental, emotional and physical health. Growing flowers and painting them can be a huge support. On this course you will learn how to plan a year round flower garden as well as the foundational drawing skills to confidently practice botanical art. No previous experience required. Please bring a pencil (HB) and rubber as well as 2 empty jam jars for water. Paint brushes and watercolours will be provided but do bring your own if you would like to explore with what you have at home.

Material cost: €2

Bookings & Information

Our Big workshop weekend offers a range of full-day courses to choose from. You can take a single course or two courses over the weekend. Our courses always get positive feedback from participants and you will benefit from on hand expert tutors with years of experience in their field. The weekend format also offers you the opportunity to meet like-minded people and to spend some time in our gardens, orchards and woodlands in beautiful East Clare.

You can book courses online or you can telephone us on 061 921866 or 921856.

  • Workshop prices: €70 per course.
  • 10% discount for supporters.
  • Workshops suitable for adults only children under 18 years are not permitted to attend.
  • Cafe serving lunch & refreshments.

The Seed Savers Cafe will be open on each course day for lunch, serving soup, tea and coffee, and homemade cakes. The Cafe is vegetarian and uses organic ingredients from the gardens and orchards whenever possible.