Christmas Workshops

This Christmas we are running some exciting workshops to help you get into the festive spirit.


Dried Christmas Decorations

SAT 23 NOV 13 | 10.30am – 4.30pm | £60 / £54 | Fletcher Building

Make a Christmas wreath using beautiful dried material from the garden alongside colourful cranberries and oranges while adding some seasonal spices to give your wreath the scent of Christmas. Taught by Jacqui Pestell.

The Confection Box!

SAT 7 DEC 13 | 10.00am - 4.00pm | £50 / £45 | Board Room Annex

Make your own selection of seasonal herbal gifts just in time for Christmas! Includes Chocolate Orange Balm, Winter Spice Oil and Mulled Wine Mix. Taught by Catherine Conway-Payne.

Making Christmas Wreaths and Table Decorations

SAT 7 DEC 13 | 10.30am – 4.30pm | £60/£54 | Fletcher Building

Make your own beautiful wreath to decorate your front door and a lovely table decoration for the centre of your Christmas table. Using beautiful conifers, holly, cones and berries from the garden, and using a base of moss you will create a unique and stunning Christmas decorations. Taught by Georgina Ankers and Kate Barnard.

How to book

By Post

Download a Short Course Booking Form from the 'Downloads' box to right, print, complete and return to the Education Department together with a cheque or card details.

By Telephone

Ring the Education Department on 0131 248 2937 to make a card payment.

Please note that full payment must be made at the time of booking.

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Gift Ideas

Still searching for that perfect gift? Why not book a weekend workshop as a gift for someone. With everything from Perfecting your Pruning to Digital Plant Photography there is something for everyone in our programme. Once you book you will be sent an RBGE Christmas Card with the course confirmation letter that can be presented to the recipient.

Not sure which course to book then RBGE Education gift vouchers could be just the thing. Our vouchers can be used as payment or part-payment on any of our short courses.

Vouchers are available in denominations of £20, £50 and £100.

The voucher pack will include an attractive RBGE greetings card, appropriate to the occasion, your voucher(s) and our current Continuing Education prospectus. We will also add the recipient’s details to our mailing list so they are sent future editions of the prospectus (we will not add them to any other mailing list or send them anything else).

Order by phone

Give us a ring on 0131 248 2937 with your credit / debit card details and we will send out a voucher pack, either to yourself or directly to the person the gift is for. 

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