Horticulture is, of course, one of our great specialities here at the Botanics. We offer the professional level HND/BSc in Horticulture with Plantsmanship as well as many workshops and short courses in horticulture give you endless ways to learn about what interests you in gardening. You can find out about forthcoming short courses and workshops below.
We also offer the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture, an internationally recognised qualification providing a broad-based understanding of horticultural techniques and plant biology, and the RBGE Certificate in Practical Horticulture, our international standard qualification that allows you to develop all the basic hands-on skills for a career in horticulture.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Tues 21 Apr — Tues 23 June 2015
A course that focuses mainly on the selection of plants for various settings and growing conditions, and explains how to create that all important year-round interest for your garden.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Wed 22 Apr — Wed 24 June 2015
A ten-week theoretical course covering a range of topics, from soil science to pruning to plant anatomy. Suitable as an overview of horticulture for absolute beginners, or as a stepping stone to the RHS (level 2) Certificate in Horticulture.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Mon 13 — Sat 25 July 2015
This 10 day practical course will teach you the key skills needed for horticulture, including soil management, propagation and pruning. To receive the certificate you will need to pass the practical exam at the end of the course.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Sat 25 July 2015
This one-day workshop will give you the skills needed to create your own uniquely gorgeous wedding arrangements. You will learn how to put together your own bridal bouquet, buttonholes and corsages, as well as a simple, yet highly effective table decoration.