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The Transylvania school of botanic art & illustration was established in 2018 by James & Rachel de Candole to teach botanically-informed illustration of the plants growing in the Transylvanian Highlands of  Romania.


The school is situated in the grounds of the de Candole's home in Copşa Mare, a farming village hidden in the middle of tens of thousands of hectares of old oak, beech & hornbeam forest, and exceptionally rich grasslands. 


For details, please write to 

James de Candole

For images of the village, please visit

 Photo by Sharon Schuster Thiolllier 

 No reproduction without permission 

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