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

'Seasearch' Seaweeds Identification Course

'Seasearch' Seaweeds Identification Course

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) in conjunction with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) are running a 2-day Seasearch Seaweed Identification Course based at Eyemouth, Scotland, on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June 2014. The course is open to divers and non-divers, whatever your existing level of knowledge, and aims to teach the basic biology of seaweeds, key methods of identification and collection techniques.

Botany for Beginners

Investigate the basic functions, evolution and ecology of familliar plant species.

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