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Guided by leading artists & illustrators, and by local botanical knowledge, students spend a week observing, sketching & painting seasonal wild plants growing in the open wood pastures above Copşa Mare.


 Periods of intensive study at your desk are balanced with fieldwork in this exceptional landscape, home to over 1000 plant species & 600 butterfly and moth species. 


During your stay with us, you may examine the

Transylvania Florilegiumwith 124 illustrations of local plants drawn by 37 botanical artists, each accompanied by the botanist John Akeroyd's scholarly text.  

All meals are eaten together at home, with food grown & prepared by your hosts: Lots of fresh vegetables, buffalo milk, cream & butter, home cured meats, sheep and goat cheese, even our own home ground flours & corn meal!


 Here is Işık Güner writing about her class

 Transylvania Meadows 

Here are links in English to botanist John Akeroyd's useful local field guides: 

Indicator plants | Indicator butterflies |Grasslands

And here is a link to Paul White's observations on the

flora & fauna of Transylvania:

Wild Transylvania


For details and prices, please write to 

 James de Candole  


​We limit places to just 5 in each class.

To be sure of yours, please book in good time! 



 Photo by Sharon Schuster Thiollier 


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