Our 'Beginning Botany' short courses are an ideal introduction to the green kingdom, looking at the incredible diversity and adaptability of plants. For something more focused, our one-day workshops are a great way to acquaint yourself with many of our native plants and fungi. They allow you to brush up on your identification skills, as well as finding out a little bit about the ecology, ethnobotany and importance of many of our native species.

You can view our forthcoming botany courses below.

If you would like to get more serious about field botany - perhaps as part of your job or university studies - you can join our Certificate in Practical Field Botany course. To take your studies to a postgraduate level we offer an MSc in the Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants.

Students on the botany course

Forthcoming botany and science courses

Blue Poppy (Meconopsis) Workshop

This one day workshop will look at cultivation and propagation techniques for successfully growing Meconopsis.

RBGE Certificate in Field Botany

RBGE Certificate in Field Botany

This intensive course introduces a wide range of practical field botany skills, including survey techniques, collection, identification, preservation and curation of botanical specimens.

Wildflower Identification at Dawyck

This one day workshop includes a hands-on session to teach you some basic skills, plus a field trip for a chance to put them into practice.

Botany for Beginners

Botany for Beginners

Investigate the basic functions, evolution and ecology of familliar plant species on this 4 day course.

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