Education Courses

Your Garden in Autumn

Autumn in the garden is much more than raking leaves, with some wonderful late-flowering plants and plenty of critical jobs to be getting on with, to set up for the winter and the following year.

Art Workshop: Painting the Plants of Chile - Gülnur Ekşi

During these two days we will take a journey to explore the secret beauty of plants of Chile. This will be an exceptional opportunity to examine the fine details of leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds in their autumnal glory.

Moss Identification for Beginners

Learn to identify some of the common species of mosses and liverworts through an introduction to identification using keys. The day includes a lab-based session and walk to practise some of the techniques learned.

Wonders from Willow Withies

This workshop will teach the basic techniques of working with willow withies, leading to weaving a conical plant climber or creating a sculpture from nature.

Perfect Your Pruning

Come along and learn the basics of how, why and when to prune your trees and shrubs.

The Sound of Good Health

This one day exploration of Sound Therapy will look at the theories, plus practical time with different instruments such as singing bowls and gongs.

Botanical Artistry Skills and Techniques: Thorns, Prickles and Spines

Master dry brush technique by painting all things spikey - from rose prickles to cacti with a thousand spines. Lizzie Sanders will show you how to make precise and sharp images using tiny brushes and almost no water.

Trained Fruit Trees

Trained Fruit Trees

This two-day course will explain and tackle the bewildering choice of rootstocks and varieties, as well as general maintenance or summer pruning to help you establish trained fruit for your garden with confidence.

Sarah Simblet Masterclass - Drawing Chilean Rainforest Glade

An exploration of the beauty and diversity of the Chilean conifer species growing at RBGE. This two day course uses dip pen, ink and a sketch book to explore the architectural form and botanical detail of a diverse range of conifers.

Introduction to Tapestry

Introduction to Tapestry

A beginners hands-on course concentrating on basic tapestry weaving skills that lays a foundation for future study.

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