Education Courses

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.

Drawing for Beginners

This ten-week practical drawing course aims to inspire confidence in the beginner by achieving the basic drawing skills relevant to both botanical illustration and a fine art practice.

Pilates: Beginners - Intermediate

Help prevent or ease your gardening back pain with this gentle exercise class. Pilates is a form of exercise that improves posture, prevents back pain and strengthens core muscles.

Pilates: Intermediate - Advanced

Help prevent or ease your gardening back pain with this gentle exercise class. Pilates is a form of exercise that improves posture, prevents back pain and strengthens core muscles.

Nordic Walking

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

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