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.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Sat 13 June 2015
This one day workshop will look at cultivation and propagation techniques for successfully growing Meconopsis.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Fri 19 — Mon 29 June 2015
This intensive course introduces a wide range of practical field botany skills, including survey techniques, collection, identification, preservation and curation of botanical specimens.
Dawyck Botanic Garden Sat 27 June 2015
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.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Mon 27 — Fri 31 July 2015
Investigate the basic functions, evolution and ecology of familliar plant species on this 4 day course.