I am happy to announce that Kelly Medford of Sketching Tours Rome and I will be hosting a Sunday morning sketching tour of the “Giardino dei Semplici” Botanical Garden of Florence established in 1545 by Grand Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici. We think that drawing inspiration from an historic garden still used for scientific research today is a perfect way to end November during the last days of autumn weather before the cold winter season sets in.

After our sketching morning we will have a light lunch break at the recently opened family friendly Anderson Cafè that uses fresh herbs from a garden in potted plants on its counter.

We’ll conclude the entire experience with a special visit and olfactory journey at Aquaflor perfumery across the street.

Date: November 29th, 2015
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Orto Botanico “Giardino dei Semplici” Via Pier Antonio Micheli, 3 Florence (behind Piazza San Marco)
Price: 95 Euro per person including the sketching tour and materials + perfumery experience. (Special discount for families of two or more starting at 170 euro)
Who?: Anyone! No sketching experience necessary and open to all ages, individuals and families.

For more details, payment and to see how it works visit this link.


One of Leonardo da Vinci’s botanical sketches.



Nourishing the senses and the wonder of scent in John William Waterhouse’s Pre-Raphaelite style paintings (1849-1917).




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