Education Courses

David Forster - Summer Watercolour Workshop

David Forster - Summer Watercolour Workshop

Referring to the great watercolourists of the past, landscape artist and tutor David Forster will use outdoor painting in the splendid setting of the Gardens to explore the life and richness of watercolour. Price includes lunch.

Painting Light & Colour

Painting Light & Colour

On this two-day workshop we will be spending the first day out in the Gardens sketching and the following day painting. As part of the course a delicious summer afternoon tea will be served in the Gateway Restaurant (included in the price).

Adult Education Open Evening

Adult Education Open Evening

We run weekly classes and weekend workshops in many subjects from botany and horticulture, to herbology, garden history, art and wellbeing so why not come along and meet our tutors to discover our latest range of 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.

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