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Established by Rachel & James de Candole in 2018, the Transylvania school of botanic art & illustration in Romania is a private, residential school dedicated to the observation, illustration and conservation of the grassland flora. 

The school sits in the grounds of the family's home in Copşa Mare, a small village surrounded by this farmed grassland and 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. 

Here is Margaret Best on the school and its setting. 

James de Candole has the details

Founders & factotums

Rachel & James de Candole and their horses grazing in the grassland above Copşa Mare.

Photo by Eduard Gross 

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