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 

Transylvania Florilegium

Here is Işık Güner writing about the class she led in May 2019 

 Once Again - Transylvania Meadows 

 And here are 

 John Akeroyd's local field guides,

Indicator plants 

&

Indicator butterflies 

 For more details, please write to 

 James de Candole 

 For images of the village and its surroundings, please visit 

 www.copsamare.life 

 Photo by Wolfram Schneider 

 No reproduction without permission