Botanical Art Classes with the Friends

  • Botanical art classes are held 7 days of the week in the Whirling Room Studio at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.

  • There is a large range of class days and times to suit.

  • Beginners' Botanical Art workshops are available for those who wish to start learning this amazing art form of painting flowers and plants.

  • Members of the Friends enjoy discounted rates for classes and workshops so Join the Friends now.

  • The Friends have three experienced botanic art tutors - Dianne Emery, Mali Moir and Helen Burrows who paint and exhibit both locally and internationally.

  • Specialist Botanical Art workshops in botanic art are often held by guest tutors for the more experience artists.

Botanical Art Classes 2016 (8 week terms)


Term 1 commences Friday 29 January 2016
Term 2 commences Saturday 30 April 2016
Term 3 commences Saturday 16 July 2016
Term 4 commences Saturday 8 October 2016

Class times available -

Botanical Art Classes - Location and Cost


Where:   Botanical art classes are held in the Whirling Room Studio,
               in the Great Melbourne Telescope Building, located in the Observatory
               Gate Site at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne (map above right)


How to Book:  For bookings for all Botanic Art Classes please
                        telephone the Friends' office on (03) 9650 6398 


Cost:    per 8 week term
            2.5 hr classes -  Members of the Friends $265 
                                       Non-members $325 (incl. GST)        
            3 hr classes -     Members of the Friends $310 
                                       Non-members $370 (incl. GST)

Join the Friends now to take advantage of the Friends' members rates.
Before booking please read Terms and Conditions (download above right)