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Online Launch of SCEITSE – Irish Botancial Sketchbooks

November 20, 2020

- Free
image of book cover and sketch of agapanthus

In COVID times, we cannot gather in person to launch our latest publication, but 20 November marks the day we launch it online!

This exciting new publication celebrates the complex journey of botanical artists as they collect information and prepare to illustrate a particular plant. This includes ‘visiting’ plants in their habitat or in gardens, to see them in their natural or intended setting. The sketchbook pages in this collection show the breadth of information a botanical artist may collect, from plant features and measurements, to colour notes and descriptions of the setting. We have included beautiful pictures and writing from the gardens in which we worked for this project, hoping to celebrate the island’s horticultural treasures and encourage visitors to seek them out.

Do visit our shop to see how you can order your copy of this limited edition. You can also buy our previous publications while stocks last.

For further enquiries, please email


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