Welcome to BAASA – Botanical Artists’ Association of Southern Africa

BAASA is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting public awareness of botanical art in southern Africa. BAASA is open to all botanical artists, whether scientific illustrators or realistic flower painters, as well as collectors and those interested in furthering the tradition of botanical art.

Stellenbosch Flora Fest Botanical Art Exhibition. 7 – 15 October 2023

The Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden (SUBG) is celebrating its centenary year. As part of the celebrations, there will be a week long programme of events: a major botanical art exhibition , daily yoga sessions, tours, a floral art festival, and music in the garden.

Botanical Art Exhibition

Specialist curator Karen Stewart has sourced an incredible selection of works by South Africa’s leading botanical artists. Many of the works are beautiful threatened or highly local species from the Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden collections. All works will be on sale

What you get for your R60 day pass:

All day

Rare plant vendors daily with twenty vendors over the weekends | Food and wine vendors | Botanical Gin tastings | Botanical Art Exhibition by SA’s top botanical artists and illustrators | ​Contemporary Art Exhibition | Strijdom van der Merwe Landscape art installation | The Botanical Garden Gift ShopKatjiepiering Restaurant serving the best cake and coffee and meals all day.

​Every day tours and sessions

09:00 – 10:00 ​​Daily Yoga or Pilates session

10:00 -11:00  Curator’s botanical garden tour

12:00 – 12:45  Guided garden tour

12:00 – 14:00 Lunch Time music at the Lily Ponds (picnic baskets available).

14:00 – 15:00   Guided garden tour

Daily workshops

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