Sally Pond Botanical Art
Sally Pond Botanical Art
Tulip Tree Hi DPI
Sally Pond Botanical Art

About Me

Although I have painted for pleasure since school, I came late to Botanical painting. I enrolled on the Botanical Painting diploma course run by the English Gardening School at the Chelsea Physic Garden in London in 2009 and graduated with distinction in 2011. That same year I moved to Salisbury and settled quickly into the thriving local art scene.


3 silver-gilt medals at RHS Botanical Art Exhibition, 2 Certificates of Botanical Merit and a commendation for composition at SBA.


I run regular workshops at Sarum College in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close and for Artsmart, an independent art school in Beaconsfield

Salisbury Florilegium Society

In 2016 I set up the Salisbury Florilegium Society. This saw a group of my students and local artists come together with the aim of painting plants and flowers from the gardens in the Cathedral Close.


View Galleries to see…

  • Past Work,
  • Illustrations,
  • Paintings for Sale,
  • Lockdown Project

See My  Paintings and Illustrations

Past Paintings, Paintings for Sale, illustrations, Lockdown project


I run frequent Botanical Painting Workshops in Salisbury. These take place at Sarum College in Salisbury Cathedral Close and run from 10.30am – 3.30pm two or three times a month. For details please contact me direct.

I run a fortnightly workshop in Beaconsfield for an independent art school. For details of these please contact

I also run occasional workshops for the Wiltshire wildlife Trust at Langford Lakes near Salisbury.

For details of these please go to the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust website and look at their events diary.


" I first met Sally 4 years ago. After marveling at her exquisite work, and expressing a wish that I could paint as well as her, she said very firmly, “ Of course you can”. I eagerly enrolled on one of her courses, and although I haven’t quite reached her very high standard, I have already enjoyed being part of two exhibitions. A source of great joy. "

Sue. Salisbury

" Sally is a wonderful teacher of Botanical Art .She always has positive constructive feedback and endless patience. It has been great fun to go to regular daily courses as well as wonderful Residential Courses in Salisbury. Sally is also a wonderfully talented Artist in her own right. Her paintings and drawings are delicate, detailed and beautiful compositions ".

Ros. Beaconsfield

“ Sally is an inspirational and dedicated tutor. Her quiet easy manner and fine attention to detail only serves to strengthen her students’ enthusiasm. My technical ability and enjoyment of Botanical art has been enhanced enormously by Sally’s expert guidance.”

Joyce. Hampshire

“ Sally is a talented artist. She is also a brilliant teacher who is very generous with her knowledge and skill. At the same time she is endlessly patient with beginners and the less skilled. Her classes are a very positive experience, and thoroughly enjoyable, whether they are at Beaconsfield, Salisbury or on Zoom.”

Cecelia. Hertfordshire

" I have been attending Sally’s classes for several years, which I find to be a delight and a source of inspiration. She is a true artist and freely imparts her great understanding of detailed botanical observation to help students of all levels of ability and encourage them to pursue this wonderful pastime. "

Nicolle. Beaconsfield

"I joined Sally’s group as a relative beginner after seeing her fabulous work at an exhibition. She is a very patient teacher, with many years experience, and I feel I have improved greatly with her help. Her classes are very informative and fun - and she always bakes great biscuits for them. "

Glenda. Salisbury

" Sally takes pride in allowing her students to develop their own style, she encourages improvement but without imposing her own vision. Her classes are about more than just art; through her I have not only developed my artistic skills but gained an appreciation of the complexities of the botanical world. "

Georgina. Wiltshire
Hours of work
Finished Works
Happy Clients
Expert Team