Upcoming Courses

  • January 2018

  • Monday 15th

  • Explore the techniques, and expressive joys of landscape watercolour painting. This ten-week course ...
  • This class helps students to consolidate and develop their skills before moving on to the more ...
  • Explore the techniques, and expressive joys of landscape watercolour painting. This ten-week course ...
  • This course will explore both the theory and practise of working with colour using acrylic paints. ...
  • This ten-week class introduces students to techniques in botanical painting. Students will develop ...
  • Designed to help those moving on from the beginner’s courses, this course will introduce ...
  • Tuesday 16th

  • This class helps students to consolidate and develop their skills before moving on to the more ...
  • This ten-week class introduces students to techniques in botanical painting. Students will develop ...
  • Wednesday 17th

  • RBGE lichenologist and artist team (Kristine and Sarah) will take you on a journey to take a closer ...
  • This ten-week class introduces students to techniques in botanical painting. Students will develop ...
  • This ten-week practical drawing course aims to inspire confidence in the beginner by achieving ...
  • When is a herb not a herb? When it’s a tree! Discover the therapeutic treasure store of our ...
  • Thursday 18th

  • A course with tutor Helen Jackson designed to guide the student in exploring and developing their ...
  • Nordic Walking is a specific fitness technique that enhances everyday walking with the use of poles. ...
  • Saturday 20th

  • Join seaweed experts Jim & Elspeth Gibb (of Seaweed Organics) for this one-day workshop that ...
  • All is far from quiet in the garden in winter – from propagation to preparation for the coming ...
  • Saturday 27th

  • As we celebrate Burns night join Lizzie Sanders on this two day workshop where she will demonstrate ...
  • February 2018

  • Saturday 3rd

  • Winter identification of deciduous trees relies on things like the shape, colour, position and ...
  • Learn how to produce a constant supply of fruit and veg all year round with RBGEs market gardener, ...
  • Learn how to produce a constant supply of fruit and veg all year round with RBGEs market gardener, ...
  • Saturday 10th

  • This two-day workshop will particularly focus on the drawing skills and principles of garden design ...
  • An introduction to the fundamental features of lichens. This one-day workshop will include a lab-based ...
  • Saturday 24th

  • This one-day workshop is designed for those who have an interest in working with their mind in ...
  • The beauty of willow is its flexibility, which allows it to be moulded into architectural shapes ...
  • Wednesday 28th

  • The world of fruits, both fresh and dried, is wideranging from the exotic to the everyday. Paint ...
  • March 2018

  • Saturday 10th

  • Transform waste paper and plants into an array of beautiful handmade papers and sculptured landscapes. ...
  • A delightful one day workshop offering the opportunity to learn how to create your own enchanting ...
  • Saturday 17th

  • Learn how to get the most out of your digital camera and discover the advantages of taking plant ...
  • Don’t have experience with house plants? That’s no reason to have bare windowsills! ...
  • An introductory to intermediate level workshop on epiphytes and how to identify them. We strongly ...
  • Saturday 24th

  • Learn how to make your own beautiful mosaic tile, using a variety of tesserae, coloured glass and ...
  • In this two day masterclass Ann will show you how to interpret light and shade and to accurately ...
  • April 2018

  • Thursday 5th

  • Nordic Walking is a specific fitness technique that enhances everyday walking with the use of poles. ...
  • Saturday 14th

  • Learn how to make the most of your garden soil. A beginners course to help you understand your ...
  • Monday 23rd

  • Explore the techniques, and expressive joys of landscape watercolour painting. This ten-week course ...
  • This class helps students to consolidate and develop their skills before moving on to the more ...
  • Explore the techniques, and expressive joys of landscape watercolour painting. This ten-week course ...
  • This fun and informative course uses a still life set up in the studio where students will have ...
  • This eight-week class introduces students to techniques in botanical painting. Students will develop ...
  • Designed to help those moving on from the beginner’s courses, this course will introduce ...
  • Tuesday 24th

  • This ten-week garden design course has been developed in response to our students’ interests. ...
  • This class helps students to consolidate and develop their skills before moving on to the more ...
  • This ten-week class introduces students to techniques in botanical painting. Students will develop ...
  • Wednesday 25th

  • Using stylised floral and foliate motifs accented in real gold leaf to create a sumptuous border ...
  • This ten-week class introduces students to techniques in botanical painting. Students will develop ...
  • A course for those who wish to continue expanding their drawing skills and to gain confidence in ...
  • The indigenous healing herbs of these northern climes are part of a truly remarkable botanical ...
  • A ten-week theoretical course covering a range of topics, from soil science to pruning to plant ...
  • Thursday 26th

  • A course with tutor Helen Jackson designed to guide the student in exploring and developing their ...
  • Nordic Walking is a specific fitness technique that enhances everyday walking with the use of poles. ...
  • Saturday 28th

  • A Wonderful weekend with Clare Robinson painting in a loose style watercolour technique to evoke ...
  • Only one native British tree doesn’t appear in Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings. Explore ...
  • Sunday 29th

  • Learn how to grow fruit and vegetables in containers. This course will cover; which crops grow ...
  • May 2018

  • Tuesday 1st

  • Mindfulness based techniques to maximise the benefits of time spent in beautiful places. Held ‘on ...
  • Join Phil Lusby for an intimate look at the Rose. A perennial favourite among flower-lovers and ...
  • Saturday 5th

  • Learn how to make expressive drawings of the majestic Scots Pine using pen and ink. This introductory ...
  • Tuesday 8th

  • Mindfulness based techniques to maximise the benefits of time spent in beautiful places. Held ‘on ...
  • Saturday 12th

  • A unique opportunity to join Hamish Martin (Secret Herb Garden), and RBGE Herbologist Catherine ...
  • A one-day workshop covering the basics of Needle Felting. From designing and creating a wire armature, ...
  • Tuesday 15th

  • Mindfulness based techniques to maximise the benefits of time spent in beautiful places. Held ‘on ...
  • Saturday 19th

  • Join Liz Cole on this one-day workshop looking at the origin and development of the gardens of ...
  • Sunday 20th

  • Finish off your botanical painting with a beautiful handwritten title. Learn the basics of Modern ...
  • Join Greg Kenicer for an illustrated guide to native wildflowers. The day includes a hands-on workshop ...
  • Tuesday 22nd

  • Mindfulness based techniques to maximise the benefits of time spent in beautiful places. Held ‘on ...
  • Tuesday 29th

  • Mindfulness based techniques to maximise the benefits of time spent in beautiful places. Held ‘on ...
  • Wednesday 30th

  • Take a closer look at the fascinating colours and shapes of this delightful Scottish Native. Often ...
  • June 2018

  • Saturday 2nd

  • Learn how to get the most out of your digital camera and discover the advantages of taking plant ...
  • When we see where different plants grow they tell us about the underlying soil and rocks. This ...
  • Saturday 9th

  • This is a one-day workshop which will show you how to measure your garden and produce a scale plan. ...
  • This one day workshop will look at cultivation and propagation techniques for successfully growing ...
  • The beauty of willow is its flexibility, which allows it to be moulded into architectural shapes ...
  • Lichens are a conspicuous part of Scottish coastlines, adding a splash of colour and diversity ...
  • Saturday 16th

  • This one day workshop will look at cultivation and propagation techniques for successfully growing ...
  • Saturday 23rd

  • Learn how to make your own beautiful mosaic tile, using a variety of tesserae, coloured glass and ...
  • With everything in full swing in the garden in summer, there are a host of jobs to do – find ...
  • A chance to explore the useful plants of Jacobite Scotland, inspired by the Outlander series. Like ...
  • Saturday 30th

  • A one-day advanced course, suitable for those who have attended Digital Plant Photography I or ...

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