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 Thurs 3 Oct 2013 — Thurs 9 Jan 2014
This 11-week course looks at the ways in which humans have used plants from preagricultural societies, through to the drive for sustainable plant use in the present day. A module of the BSc in Horticulture with Plantsmanship.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Sat 26 Oct 2013
Learn to identify some of the common species of mosses and liverworts through an introduction to identification using keys.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Sun 9 Mar 2014
An introduction to the fundamental features of lichens.