Education Courses

Botanical Artistry: Bees at the Botanics - Ali McLeod

Over five weeks we will use miniature paintbrushes and watercolour to create an exquisitely detailed illustration of a bee and flowers from RBGE, whilst learning about the essential role these insects play in all our gardens.

Looking Through their Eyes: More Scottish Artists

Draw nature by learning from the work and style of Scottish artists. Over 5 weeks we will take inspiration from the following artists: Peploe, Cadell, Wm Gillies, Leon Morrocco and Barbara Rae.

Our Celtic Flora

Spend an afternoon looking at the traditional uses of Scottish native plants and patterns of plant use.

Botanical Art Weekend at Logan

A fun weekend workshop suitable for all levels of artist. Using pencil, coloured pencil, or watercolour techniques come along and sketch, draw or paint Logan’s finest plant collections.

Art Masterclass: A Giant World of Tiny Details

Art Masterclass: A Giant World of Tiny Details

During the two days you will explore the drama you can create with dramatic scale differences seen in nature.

Fern Identification at Benmore

Fern Identification at Benmore

There are over 40 species of ferns in Scotland and on this one-day workshop you will learn about their life cycle and the essential skills for identifying the most common ones.

Blue Poppy (Meconopsis) Workshop

This one day workshop will look at cultivation and propagation techniques for successfully growing Meconopsis.

RBGE Certificate in Field Botany

RBGE Certificate in Field Botany

This intensive course introduces a wide range of practical field botany skills, including survey techniques, collection, identification, preservation and curation of botanical specimens.

A Book of One's Own

Creatively prepare papers around a simple theme before stitching them together as a highly individual, imaginative book either as a finished item on its own or a starting point for your words and/or images.

Digital Plant Photography II

A one-day advanced course, suitable for those who have attended Digital Plant Photography I or who have experience of using a high-end digital camera.

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