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
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Thurs 2 Oct — Thurs 27 Nov 2014
Aimed at the complete beginner and using living plants from the garden, this eight-week course investigates the identification, function and ecology of familiar plant species. Useful as a pre-course to the RHS Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Sat 13 Dec 2014
Make your own selection of seasonal herbal gifts just in time for Christmas on this one-day workshop! Includes Chocolate Orange Balm, Winter Spice Oil and Mulled Wine Mix.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Sat 7 — Sun 8 Feb 2015
This two-day workshop will particularly focus on the drawing skills and principles of garden design to help you create an outdoor space.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Sat 7 Feb 2015
This one-day workshop is designed for complete beginners and will equip you with the skills to identify trees throughout the year.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Sat 11 Apr 2015
As buds are bursting and the garden reawakens, spring is one of the busiest times for the plants and the gardener. Find out how to keep on top of all this
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Tues 21 Apr — Tues 23 June 2015
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.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Wed 22 Apr — Wed 24 June 2015
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.