POD is a private school of botanical illustration established by
James & Rachel de Candole in 2018, and situated in the grounds of their house in Copşa Mare, a tiny farming village in southern Transylvania, Romania.
The village is hidden in the middle of tens of thousands of hectares of old oak, beech & hornbeam forest, mixed with lowland wood pastures exceptionally rich in flora & fauna.
The de Candoles are a
founding subscriber to the
Here is Işık Güner writing about the class she led in May 2019
And here are
John Akeroyd's local field guides,
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For images of the village and its surroundings, please visit
Photo by Wolfram Schneider
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