Education Courses

Your Garden in Summer

With everything in full swing in the garden in summer, there are a host of jobs to do.

Wildflower Identification at Dawyck

This one day workshop includes a hands-on session to teach you some basic skills, plus a field trip for a chance to put them into practice.

Introduction to Botanical Art

Introduction to Botanical Art

This intensive 5-day course is aimed at anyone new to botanical painting or watercolour and will teach you the basics of Botanical Art to allow you to enjoy capturing the incredible character of plants. Price includes lunch.

RBGE Certificate in Practical Horticulture (Summer School) *ILA

RBGE Certificate in Practical Horticulture (Summer School) *ILA

This 10 day practical course will teach you the key skills needed for horticulture, including soil management, propagation and pruning. To receive the certificate you will need to pass the practical exam at the end of the course.

RBGE Certificate in Botanical Illustration (Summer School) *ILA

RBGE Certificate in Botanical Illustration (Summer School) *ILA

The RBGE Certificate in Botanical Illustration provides a formalised introduction to the basics skills of drawing and painting needed to record plants. It is aimed at art or botany enthusiasts wanting to build up a portfolio, or as a Foundation to the RBGE Diploma in Botanical Illustration.

Trainings in Mindfulness

Trainings in Mindfulness

This course is designed for those who have an interest in working with their mind in a clear and relaxed way.

Create your own Wedding Flowers

Create your own Wedding Flowers

This one-day workshop will give you the skills needed to create your own uniquely gorgeous wedding arrangements. You will learn how to put together your own bridal bouquet, buttonholes and corsages, as well as a simple, yet highly effective table decoration.

Botany for Beginners

Botany for Beginners

Investigate the basic functions, evolution and ecology of familliar plant species on this 4 day course.

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).

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