Education Courses

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.

Beginning Botanical Illustration (Tuesday afternoons)

This class introduces students to techniques in botanical painting.

Intermediate Botanical Illustration (Tuesday mornings)

This class helps students to consolidate and develop their skills.

Herbs for Healing

Discover the healing properties of various plants found within the garden.

Introduction to Horticulture

A ten-week theoretical course covering a range of topics, from soil science to pruning to plant anatomy. Suitable as an overview of horticulture for absolute beginners, or as a stepping stone to the RHS (level 2) Certificate in Horticulture.

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.

Botanical Artistry Skills and Techniques - Pen & Ink

Through this course you will enjoy analysing the botanical aspects and exploring the variety of line and coloured tonal possibilities for completed studies.

Botanical Illustration - Intermediate to Advanced

A class for botanical painters who have mastered the basic techniques of Beginning Botanical Painting.

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