Booking Information


You can view our full range of professional courses here.

Please see individual course listings for details of the application procedure. Full details are available in the Applicant's Handbook for each course. Applicants' handbooks can be downloaded from the course page.

Booking with an Individual Learning Account

If you have a £200 Individual learning Account you can use it for Certificate and Diploma Courses. Please complete the relevant application form (applicants' handbooks can be downloaded from the course page) and include your ILA number.

Individual Learning Accounts (ILAs) are a Scottish Executive scheme for people on low incomes. For more information please contact 0808 100 1090 or visit their website.


You can view our full range of short courses here.

By Post

Download a Short Course Booking Form, print, complete and return to the Education Department. Please note we are unable to accept payment via cash or cheque.

By Telephone

Ring the Education Department on 0131 248 2937 to make a booking over the telephone.

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


Members of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh receive a 10% discount on all short course fees. This is the second marked price for each course unless otherwise stated.


Courses may have to be cancelled due to low uptake, or other unexpected circumstances and a full refund will be given. We will make every effort to notify you of a cancellation, so it is important to provide both your daytime and evening phone numbers and email address if you have one.

Some courses may not be able to run if the Garden has to close due to high winds or other severe weather. If this seems likely, please contact the Garden before you set out.


If you need to cancel your booking, please inform the Education Department in writing (by post or email) as soon as possible. The cancellation is effective from the date your communication is received and is subject to the following charges:

  • For cancellations with more than 4 weeks' notice we will refund your payment less 15%.
  • For cancellations with 4 weeks' notice or less we will refund your payment less 50%.
  • For cancellations with 1 week's notice or less we regret we are unable to refund your payment unless there are exceptional circumstances. However if we are able to fill your place at short notice we will offer a 50% refund.

Transfers will be treated as a cancellation and a re-booking unless there are exceptional circumstances.

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