An inspiring start

Its almost a month since I returned from Edinburgh, where I spent two fabulous weeks at the botanic gardens for the intensive teaching block of the first year of the diploma in botanical illustration.

Here's a small selection of the many photos that I took:

It was a lovely bunch of people, with fantastically talented tutors, in a beautiful place.

I learnt a lot.

I've been updating my course journal, and going through all the notes and photos that I took, and have made a start on the first couple of assignments (maybe more on that later...)

This wasn't my first visit to RBGEdinburgh - I've been a couple of times before - but this was the first time I've been in the summer, and it was glorious. Here are just a few of my favourite pics from the gardens:

I can't wait to go back again next year!