Education Courses

Perfect Your Pruning

Come along and learn the basics of how, why and when to prune your trees and shrubs.

The Sound of Good Health

This one day exploration of Sound Therapy will look at the theories, plus practical time with different instruments such as singing bowls and gongs.

Botanical Artistry Skills and Techniques: Thorns, Prickles and Spines

Master dry brush technique by painting all things spikey - from rose prickles to cacti with a thousand spines. Lizzie Sanders will show you how to make precise and sharp images using tiny brushes and almost no water.

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.

Art Masterclass: Drawing Chilean Rainforest Glade

An exploration of the beauty and diversity of the Chilean conifer species growing at RBGE. This two day course uses dip pen, ink and a sketch book to explore the architectural form and botanical detail of a diverse range of conifers.

Introduction to Tapestry

Introduction to Tapestry

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

The Confection Box

Make your own selection of seasonal herbal gifts just in time for Christmas on this one-day workshop! Includes Chocolate Orange Balm, Winter Spice Oil and Mulled Wine Mix.

Making Christmas Wreaths and Table Decorations

On this one-day workshop you will make your own beautiful wreath to decorate your front door and a lovely table decoration for the centre of your Christmas table. Using beautiful conifers, holly, cones and berries from the Garden, and using a base of moss you will create unique and stunning Christmas decorations.

Mind Matters

This course is designed to cater for those interested in working with the mind in a structured, patient way.

Expressive Watercolour & Landscape - Intermediate to Advanced

Explore the techniques and expressive joys of landscape watercolour painting.

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