Education Courses

Herbal First Aid

Join us on this one-day practical workshop and learn how to prepare a herbal first aid box full of healing plant based remedies and how to apply them. Taught by Catherine Conway-Payne.

Grow Your Own Vegetables (3 Day Course)

Grow Your Own Vegetables (3 Day Course)

Want to grow your own vegetables but don't know when to start?

Fungi Identification for Beginners

An introduction to the identification of fungi. You will be introduced to the different field characteristics of each of the families and their genera, how to apply these to identification keys, and good practice for collection.

Beginning Botanical Illustration (Monday mornings)

This class introduces students to techniques in botanical painting.

Beginning Botanical Illustration (Monday evenings)

This class introduces students to techniques in botanical painting.

Expressive Watercolour & Landscape - Intermediate to Advanced

Explore the techniques, and expressive joys of landscape watercolour painting.

Expressive Watercolour & Landscape - Beginners

Explore the techniques and expressive joys of landscape watercolour painting.

Continuing Botanical Illustration

Designed to help those moving on from the beginner’s courses, this course will introduce different media and more involved drawing and colour mixing with each ten-week block focusing on a different subject.

Painting with Acrylics

This informative ten-week course will guide the student in the use of wonderfully versatile acrylic paints to produce delightful images of objects from nature.

Amazonian Traditional Indigenous Medicine

This 8 week course aims to look at traditional medicine managed by wise people in tribes principally in Amazonia, Colombia, Peru, Brazil and Ecuador.

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