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Colombian Wise People and their Medicine

This workshop will give and insight into the depth of knowledge held by wise people of the Amazon forest of their traditional medicine. This will be an introduction to the use of medicinal plants by the indigenous healers.

The Orchid Collection at the Botanics

This afternoon workshop will start with a tour of the orchid collection at RBGE followed by a talk on the cultivation of some of the most widely cultivated genera.

Make your own Herbarium Specimen

This hands-on workshop demonstrates the skills required to produce these important and attractive plant records.

Evening Talk: Petticoats and Plants - Scotland’s Gardening Women, 1800 – 1930

Join the Friends of RBGE and the Garden History Society of Scotland for their joint Spring lecture

Silk Painting

Learn how to interpret some of your favourite spring flowers using various silk painting techniques

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.

Your Garden in Spring

As buds are bursting and the garden reawakens, spring is one of the busiest times for the plants and the gardener. Find out how to keep on top of all this

Garden Design for Gardeners

A course that focuses mainly on the selection of plants for various settings and growing conditions, and explains how to create that all important year-round interest for your garden.

Intermediate Botanical Illustration (Tuesday mornings)

This class helps students to consolidate and develop their skills before moving on to the more advanced RBGE illustration courses and master classes. Suitable for students who have completed the ten-week beginners class.

Beginning Botanical Illustration (Tuesday afternoons)

This class introduces students to techniques in botanical painting.

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