Education Courses

Pilates: Beginners - Intermediate

Help prevent or ease your gardening back pain with this gentle exercise class. Pilates is a form of exercise that improves posture, prevents back pain and strengthens core muscles.

Pilates: Intermediate - Advanced

Help prevent or ease your gardening back pain with this gentle exercise class. Pilates is a form of exercise that improves posture, prevents back pain and strengthens core muscles.

Botany for Beginners

Aimed at the complete beginner and using living plants from the garden, this eight-week course investigates the identification, function and ecology of familiar plant species. Useful as a pre-course to the RHS Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture.

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.

Introduction to Tapestry

Introduction to Tapestry

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

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.

Cymatics, Sound and Vibration

This one-day course introduces students to the use of sound as a therapy, gives teaching in how to use sound themselves and how to play some of the instruments.

Botanical Artistry: Skills and Techniques - Dry Brush

With guidance from Lizzie Sanders learn to create the textures to make your fruit truly delicious. Lizzie will demonstrate dry brush technique and provide one-to-one assistance each week. Suitable for intermediate +

Art Masterclass: Drawing Trees - Sarah Simblet

Learn how to make expressive drawings of winter trees using pen and ink. This introductory course explores the rich collections of the Garden and will teach essential methods of observing, understanding and drawing trees. Sarah will also share and discuss her own drawings and sketchbooks.

Felt Impressions

On this one-day workshop we will use a combination of dry and wet felt making techniques and learn to “draw” with fibres to create your own impressionist picture. Suitable for all abilities.

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