Anita Walsmit Sachs May 10-16 

Denise Walser-Kolar May 30-June 5,  Vellum

Julia Trickey June 13-19 

Mary Dillon June 28-July 4 

Işık Güner August 14-20

Elaine Searle September 1-7 

Maggy Fitzpatrick September 11-17  Vellum

GiacoMina Ferrillo October 22-28

Our Artist in Residence in April 2022 is Natalia Alatortseva

James & Rachel de Candole, founding subscribers to the Transylvania Florilegium, hold occasional classes at home in Copşa Mare.

Classes are led by the world's leading botanical illustrators & limited to just 5 students. You spend a week working on seasonal wild plants you find in the hills hereabouts. Periods of intensive study are balanced with plenty of fresh air, gentle exercise, and good food grown & prepared at home. Everyone stays with us and we all eat together. 


During your stay, you may study the Transylvania Florilegium, with over 120 illustrations of local plants drawn by 35 artists, each accompained by the botanist John Akeroyd's text.  

 For details and prices, please write 

to James de Candole 

And here is a blog by Helen Cousins, a medical doctor and botanical artist who joined a recent master class with us. 


Places are limited to just five students in each class. To be sure of yours, 

please book in good time! Students may bring their partners.

Işik Güner at work on an Orchis morio found in the hills above Copşa Mare in late April 2019.


Photo by Wolfram Schneider. 

No reproduction without permission.