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.

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 daytime & evening classes and weekend workshops in many subjects from botany and horticulture, to herbology, garden history, art and wellbeing. For beginners to advanced our 2017/2018 Short Course 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)