Upcoming Courses

  • August 2017

  • Tuesday 22nd

  • Are you a budding botanist or an aspiring artist? Do you want to create a beautiful garden or the ...
  • September 2017

  • Saturday 2nd

  • Experiment with forms and colours in this concrete planter casting workshop withSiobhan Scott. ...
  • Sunday 3rd

  • Over the 10 monthly sessions you will learn to paint beautiful animals, birds and other natural ...
  • Saturday 9th

  • Get to know the many ways that plants have learned to defend themselves on this one-day workshop. ...
  • This is half- day workshop explores the different material choices for use within gardens. This ...
  • Experiment with forms and colours in this concrete planter casting workshop with Siobhan Scott. ...
  • Saturday 23rd

  • An introduction to the identification of fungi. You will be introduced to the different field characteristics ...
  • The ginger family, well-represented at RGBE, gives us fascinating textures, dramatic shapes and ...
  • Join RBGE horticulturist Gunnar Ovstebo for an Arabian coffee morning and a behind the scenes tour, ...
  • Saturday 30th

  • Learn how to get the most out of your digital camera and discover the advantages of taking plant ...
  • SESSION 1: PREPARATION (30th September 2017)SESSION 2: PLANNING & SOWING  (27th January ...
  • To correspond with the exhibition ‘Plant Scenery of the World’, to be held at Inverleith ...
  • October 2017

  • Saturday 7th

  • How to identify fungi using a combination of field and microscopic characters. Participants will ...
  • Be inspired by exploring the Amorphophallus - in all it’s wonderful aspects. Using the live ...
  • Little Botanica bring their sell-out terrarium workshops to RBGE! Take a guided tour of the glasshouses ...
  • Autumn in the garden is much more than raking leaves, with some wonderful late-flowering plants ...
  • November 2017

  • Saturday 4th

  • Join us on this one-day practical workshop and learn how to prepare a herbal first aid box full ...
  • This is a one-day workshop which will show you how to conduct a level survey of a garden area. ...
  • Saturday 11th

  • An introduction to the fundamental features of lichens. This one-day workshop will include a lab-based ...
  • Saturday 25th

  • A one-day workshop covering the basics of Needle Felting. From designing and creating a wire armature, ...
  • Ever wondered how to grow trained fruit trees for your garden? Espaliers, fans and cordons have ...
  • December 2017

  • Saturday 2nd

  • On this half-day workshop you will make your own beautiful wreath to decorate your front door. ...
  • On this half-day workshop you will make your own beautiful wreath to decorate your front door. ...
  • Saturday 9th

  • Make your own selection of seasonal herbal gifts just in time for Christmas on this one-day workshop! ...
  • January 2018

  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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

  • Saturday 14th

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

  • Saturday 5th

  • Learn how to make expressive drawings of the majestic Scots Pine using pen and ink. This introductory ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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-onworkshop ...
  • 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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