Education Courses

Herbs of Highlands

Learn all about the natural and nutritious remedies (and feel something of the magic!) of our native Celtic flora.

Botany Through the Seasons

A two-day course making the most of the season to explore different aspects of botany, in the lab and in the garden. Day 1 will look at germination and growth, Day 2, flowers and pollination. Taught by Emily Wood.

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.

Garden Design for Gardeners

This new garden design course focuses mainly on the selection of plants for various settings and growing conditions, and explains how to create that all important year round interest for your garden. Taught by John Taylor.

Grow Your Own Vegetables - Session 3: Maintenance

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

Rhododendron Identification

Lean to identify some common rhododendrons through an introduction to identification using keys. Includes a lab-based session and walk to practise some of the techniques learned.

Looking through their eyes - Commenwealth Artists

Learn how to view, draw and paint nature in the manner of five different commonwealth artists.

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