Upcoming Courses

  • August 2018

  • Saturday 4th

  • A chance to get your feet wet and hands on with an up-close look at seaweeds. We’ll look ...
  • Saturday 25th

  • The best camera is the one you have in your hand and with a smartphone there is a whole new world ...
  • Thursday 30th

  • Are you a budding botanist or an aspiring artist? Do you want to create a beautiful garden or the ...
  • September 2018

  • Sunday 2nd

  • Over the 10 monthly sessions you will learn to paint beautiful animals, birds and other natural ...
  • Saturday 8th

  •  Using the birds, wildlife and plants found at RBGE as inspiration, this course will explore ...
  • Saturday 15th

  • An introduction to the identification of fungi. You will be introduced to the different field characteristics ...
  • Saturday 22nd

  • In exploring pinhole photography, we leave the digital world and return to the age of the analogue ...
  • Shells, seaweed and other marine subjects from near and far, will be used by Sarah to demonstrate ...
  • This informative and practical workshop will teach you how to prevent and treat common winter woes ...
  • October 2018

  • Saturday 6th

  • Learn the basics of your digital camera while discovering how best to approach trees as a subject. ...
  • This one day workshop will discuss bioregional herbalism and experience the wonders of the abundant ...
  • Saturday 27th

  • Using the produce from our market garden, learn about local, seasonal produce grown in our very ...
  • Students will learn all the fundamental techniques of basket making, completing a fruit basket ...
  • November 2018

  • Saturday 3rd

  • The best camera is the one you have in your hand! With a smartphone there is a whole new world ...
  • Saturday 10th

  • A one-day workshop discovering the world of pressed ferns under glass. Learn how to prepare, position ...
  • Saturday 24th

  • This course will cover the essential knowledge required to improve your skills as a photographer. ...
  • A one-day workshop covering the basics of Needle Felting. From designing and creating a wire armature, ...
  • A tour of the fruit garden at RBGE looking at traditional apples and pears grown including rare ...
  • Sunday 25th

  • Make your own stunning and sustainable table decorations for all occasions and those extra special ...
  • December 2018

  • Saturday 8th

  • Do you want to be able to visualise and design your ideal garden? SketchUp allows you to ‘model’ ...
  • January 2019

  • Saturday 26th

  • Winter identification of deciduous trees relies on things like the shape, colour, position and ...
  • February 2019

  • Saturday 9th

  • Join expert forager Monica Wilde FLS to learn all about Scottish seaweeds and their myriad uses. ...
  • Saturday 23rd

  • 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 ...
  • March 2019

  • Saturday 2nd

  • The best camera is the one you have in your hand! With a smartphone there is a whole new world ...
  • The beauty of willow is its flexibility, which allows it to be moulded into architectural shapes ...
  • Friday 8th

  • Experiment with composition, bring a graphic approach to making a piece of contemporary artwork ...
  • Saturday 9th

  • Spend a weekend getting to know the basics of how a plant is put together, exploring familiar and ...
  • Saturday 16th

  • A delightful one day workshop offering the opportunity to learn how to create your own enchanting ...
  • Saturday 23rd

  • Learn how to make your own beautiful mosaic art, using a variety of tesserae, coloured glass and ...
  • Spring brings many edible, cleansing medicinal plants which can help enliven us after winters toll ...
  • Saturday 30th

  • Plant dyes produce an amazing diversity of rich and complex colours as well as unexpected results. ...
  • April 2019

  • Saturday 27th

  • In exploring pinhole photography, we leave the digital world and return to the age of the analogue ...
  • This half day course starts with an introduction to some ideas looking at the psychology of open ...
  • As buds are bursting and the garden reawakens, spring is one of the busiest times for the plants ...
  • May 2019

  • Saturday 4th

  • This one day workshop will discuss bioregional herbalism and experience the wonders of the abundant ...
  • Inspired by the origins of modern medicine on the world of plants, explore how physicians , botanists ...
  • Saturday 11th

  • Join Liz Cole on this one-day workshop looking at the origin and development of the gardens of ...
  • A unique opportunity to join Hamish Martin (Secret Herb Garden), and RBGE Herbologist Catherine ...
  • Plant dyes produce an amazing diversity of rich and complex colours as well as unexpected results. ...
  • Saturday 18th

  • When we see where different plants grow they tell us about the underlying soil and rocks. This ...
  • A one-day workshop covering the basics of Needle Felting. From designing and creating a wire armature, ...
  • June 2019

  • Saturday 1st

  • Lichens are a conspicuous part of Scottish coastlines, adding a splash of colour and diversity ...
  • Join Greg Kenicer for talks, a walk and practical demonstrations of traditional Scottish plant ...
  • Saturday 8th

  • Join us on this one-day practical workshop and learn how to prepare a herbal first aid box full ...
  • A beginners hands-on weekend workshop concentrating on basic tapestry weaving skills that lays ...
  • The beauty of willow is its flexibility, which allows it to be moulded into architectural shapes ...
  • Saturday 15th

  • Explore the wild and varying textural surfaces that make up some of the plant world here at RBGE. ...
  • Learn how to make your own beautiful mosaic art, using a variety of tesserae, coloured glass and ...
  • What are native plants? The term “native” plants is bandied about a lot, and is a hot ...
  • Saturday 22nd

  • This course will cover the essential knowledge required to improve your skills as a photographer. ...
  • With everything in full swing in the garden in summer, there are a host of jobs to do – find ...
  • Saturday 29th

  • Join Phil Lusby for an illustrated guide to native wildflowers. The day includes a hands-on workshop ...
  • Culinary herbs and spices do more than just add flavour to food - many are powerful medicinal healers ...

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