Class Listings and Schedules



WORKSHOP SCHEDULE with Instructor Linda C. Miller – Website:


E-News & Notes – From Margaret Saul:


BGSBAI News & Notes – Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland

Dear Botanical Artists All,

Registration is now open and spring classes are underway at Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art & Illustration! The classes this spring offer various opportunities for both the novice and experienced artists, and for all in between. Please refer to the Brookside Gardens Program “Xperience – Spring & Summer 2013” – online at The school pages in Xperience contain course listings and full descriptions are online at


Welcome New Adult Education Programs Manager, Laura Vogel

We are delighted to welcome Laura Vogel, the new Adult Education Programs Manager at Brookside Gardens! Laura started work on February 19 and jumped right into managing the Adult Education Department, including the School of Botanical Art.

Laura holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Horticulture from Perdue University and a Master’s of Science in Public Horticulture Management from the University of Delaware, Longwood Graduate Program. She has worked developing educational programming both at Missouri Botanical Gardens and the Delaware Psychiatric Center.

Laura will make a great addition to our staff and we look forward to working with her! You may contact her at 301.962.1470 or

All Classes now held at Brookside Gardens Visitors Center

Our base at McCrillis Gardens, Bethesda is no longer available and all classes will be held at Brookside Gardens. However, this may be welcome news to those living closer to Brookside!

Core Curriculum offered in fall

Drawing 101 is well underway. Drawing 102 will not start in March as originally anticipated but rather in fall when we plan to offer the seven, first year core curriculum classes, starting with Drawing 101. The changes to the spring and summer program re anticipated core classes resulted after learning McCrillis House would not be available for our classes this year, and possibly not available at all, so our entire program must now be accommodated with shared classroom facilities in heavy demand. We are sorry if you were hoping to complete a Spring Stream of core classes which were scheduled to finish by end of summer. However, current 101 registrants are invited to return to Drawing 101 classes in fall, free of charge, and when the entire schedule of first year core curriculum can be offered.

Botanica 2013- The Art and Science of Plants
June 29- August 9

Botanica 2013 Entry Form:

This annual juried exhibition of botanical art by teachers, current and former students is displayed at Brookside Gardens’ Visitors Center. This year we are delighted to share this exhibition venue with artworks completed by members of the Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region. Be sure to allow time when visiting Brookside to enjoy this beautiful art, inspired by a love and a fascination for plants, portrayed in the finest of detail.
Botanica 2013 Exhibitor Information and Guidelines:

Register for classes in one of three easy ways:

Through ParkPASS, our online registration tool
In-person at the Brookside Gardens Visitors Center
By mail with the registration form found in Xperience.
Call 301-962-1451 with questions.

We look forward to seeing you in class this spring!

Margaret Saul

Education Links


Barbara Sweeney Presents Scanning Tips – Click on this link

@ Barbara Sweeney


Click on this link to view the presentation supplied graciously by Eileen:

Lucy Meriwether Lewis Marks and Native Medicinal Plants.pdf

Open Studios At Brookside Gardens

You are invited to attend Open Studios each Monday at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton Maryland.

For more information please contact Ellen Hartranft at Brookside

Newsletter Art Requested

Barbara Sweeney requests BASNCR members to send your artwork to her to be published in our membership newsletter!

A free lecture offered by Kandy Vermeer Phillips from the U.S. Botanic Gardens,

“Gilding the Lily: The Medieval Garden Illuminated”

Click here for the Lecture

© Kandy Vermeer Phillips© Kandy Vermeer Phillips