Early Years CPD/CLPL Programmes

How To Book
To book a place on one of our in-garden CPD courses complete the Booking Enquiry form on: www.rbge.org.uk/cpdbooking alternatively you can book by calling 0131 248 2937 (select option 2 for Schools).

  • Active Learning Outdoors

(a series of 4 seasonal workshops which can be done individually or as a group).

Each seasonal workshop contains interdisciplinary activities which can be used at the Botanic Garden or other locations. Many suggested activities support outdoor learning. Each workshop is participatory so suitable clothes/shoes for outdoor wear are essential.

  • Autumn
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Wee Wonders of the World

Discover the unexpected pleasures, the beauty and the importance of our natural surroundings.  Learn respect for the environment and engage the imagination through appealing activities for children using simple investigative skills.

  • Grandpa's Garden

(A Botanic Garden special)
This is an introduction to our new programme which looks at the seasonal changes and jobs we need to do in Grandpa's garden.
Outlining the structure of the session, we will discuss how learning from the programme can be extended back in your own setting, exploring pre- and post-visit activities and ways of taking the outdoors back inside to continue the learning.

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Download our current programme to see the wide range of Nursery, Primary, Secondary and CPD courses on offer.

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)