Education Courses

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking is a specific fitness technique that enhances everyday walking with the use of poles.

Natural Dyeing

This practical workshop gives you the opportunity to “dabble in dyes” and build up a selection of samples of both yarns and fibres.

Digital Plant Photography I

Learn how to get the most out of your digital camera and discover the advantages of taking plant photographs digitally. This introductory course will teach you how to use your camera for the best results. It also includes ways of presenting your images.

Blue Poppy (Meconopsis) Workshop

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

Fern Identification

On this one-day workshop you will learn some of the simple skills to identify the most common ones around Edinburgh.

Nordic Walking Taster Session

Nordic Walking is a specific fitness technique that enhances everyday walking with the use of poles. This is a free taster session, however spaces are limited and booking is required.

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.

Lawn Construction

Students will experience an outdoor practical session for the construction of a lawn from seed and turf. This session will also explore drainage solutions.

Art workshop: Understanding Tone

An intensive two day course exploring the world of tone using the wonderful medium of watercolour.

Your Garden in Summer

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

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