Secondary school pupils at RBGE


RBGE is committed to lifelong learning and international capacity building. We provide a diverse range of formal and informal education programmes for people of all ages and at all levels… from primary school to PhD, amateur or professional.

The landscaped Gardens, botanical collections and expertise of RBGE staff offer one of the world’s best resources for learning about the natural world. Education is one of the Garden’s chief aims and runs through all its activities.

Distance and blended learning opportunities through PropaGate

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PropaGate Learning, our online learning environment, gives you even more options to learn with one of the world's best botanic gardens, allowing you to study remotely or as a blended learning option mixing online and taught elements.

Find an Online Course:

RHS Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture | RHS Level 3 Certificates | RBGE Diploma in Herbology | RBGE Diploma in Garden History | RBGE Diploma in Botanical Illustration


Learning at the Botanics - Explore a wealth of opportunities!

Browse via our menu on the left, download our current Continuing Education and Professional Course prospectus and our Schools and Nursery Programmes via the links to the right or offer one of our learning opportunities to a friend with our Education Gift Vouchers.

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Arts, photography & wellbeing | Science & environment | Horticulture


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For schools

We offer a high level curriculum focussed schools programme for nursery, primary 1-3, primary 4- 7 and secondary schools, as well as bespoke CPD/CLPL courses. Our programme offers unique adventures from rainforest to teddy bears picnics and is a wonderful way to bring the subjects alive.

For leisure

We run weekly classes and weekend workshops in many subjects from botany and horticulture, to herbology, garden history, art and wellbeing. For beginners to advanced our programme provides something for everyone! 

For a career

For those that wish to take their studies further and gain a qualification. Our range of professional courses includes Certificates, Diplomas and BSc & MSc Degrees.

 RBGE Supports the Grow Careers Initiative – Click here for information about the wide range of careers available to you in horticulture.

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)