Herbal medicine

Our short courses offer an introduction to the fascinating history and contemporary practice of herbal medicine. We also offer an RBGE Diploma in Herbology. Each of the individual programmes of study affords a unique opportunity to learn about the healing properties of herbs, create wonderful therapeutic remedies and explore behind the scenes of Edinburgh's oldest physic garden.

We offer a number of 10-week short courses:-

  • The Art of Herbs
  • Herbs for Healing
  • Natural Herbal Beauty
  • Medicine from Trees
  • Herbs of the Highlands
  • Foundation to the RBGE Diploma in Herbology

Details of these courses can be found in our current Continuing Education and Professional Course prospectus and in our forthcoming horticulture courses & workshops listings below.

Forthcoming horticulture courses & workshops

Garden Design for Gardeners

A course that focuses mainly on the selection of plants for various settings and growing conditions, and explains how to create that all important year-round interest for your garden.

Introduction to Horticulture

A ten-week theoretical course covering a range of topics, from soil science to pruning to plant anatomy. Suitable as an overview of horticulture for absolute beginners, or as a stepping stone to the RHS (level 2) Certificate in Horticulture.

RBGE Certificate in Practical Horticulture (Summer School) *ILA

RBGE Certificate in Practical Horticulture (Summer School) *ILA

This 10 day practical course will teach you the key skills needed for horticulture, including soil management, propagation and pruning. To receive the certificate you will need to pass the practical exam at the end of the course.

Create your own Wedding Flowers

Create your own Wedding Flowers

This one-day workshop will give you the skills needed to create your own uniquely gorgeous wedding arrangements. You will learn how to put together your own bridal bouquet, buttonholes and corsages, as well as a simple, yet highly effective table decoration.

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Meadowsweet in bloom

Filipendula ulmaria (meadowsweet) – a classic herbal medicine in Scotland.

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