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 Sat 14 Nov 2015 — Sat 3 Sept 2016
This two-day course will explain and tackle the bewildering choice of rootstocks and varieties, as well as general maintenance or summer pruning to help you establish trained fruit for your garden with confidence.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Sat 5 Dec 2015
Make your own selection of seasonal herbal gifts just in time for Christmas on this one-day workshop! Includes Chocolate Orange Balm, Winter Spice Oil and Mulled Wine Mix.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Sat 30 — Sun 31 Jan 2016
This two-day workshop will particularly focus on the drawing skills and principles of garden design to help you create an outdoor space.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Sat 6 Feb 2016
This one-day workshop is designed for complete beginners and will equip you with the skills to identify trees throughout the year.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Sat 9 Apr 2016
As buds are bursting and the garden reawakens, spring is one of the busiest times for the plants and the gardener. Find out how to keep on top of all this activity.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Tues 12 Apr — Tues 21 June 2016
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 13 Apr — Wed 22 June 2016
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 Sat 25 June 2016
With everything in full swing in the garden in summer, there are a host of jobs to do.