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Founders & factotums

Rachel & James de Candole sitting on the stairs of their house in Copşa Mare

Photo by Jochen Verghote

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Established in 2018 by Rachel & James de Candole, the Transylvania school of botanic art & illustration in Romania is a private, residential school dedicated to the study of botanical drawing.

The school sits in the grounds of the family's home in Copşa Mare, a farming village surrounded by high nature value grasslands, and hidden in the middle of tens of thousands of hectares of oak & beech forest. 


The family is a founding subscriber to the Transylvania Florilegium, a valuable part of the school's botanical library. 


James de Candole has the details
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