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Introduction to Tapestry

Introduction to Tapestry

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

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.

Cymatics, Sound and Vibration

This one-day course introduces students to the use of sound as a therapy, gives teaching in how to use sound themselves and how to play some of the instruments.

Vino at the Botanics with the team from Vino Stockbridge

Join local wine merchant Vino at RBGE's magnificent Caledonian Hall to taste samples of their Scottish craft beers, French and sparkling wines, accompanied by buffet style food.

Coffee Morning: In the Footsteps of Kingdon Ward

Hear about a recent visit to Myanmar, collecting herbarium specimens in this land of great biodiversity.

Botanical Artistry: Skills and Techniques - Dry Brush

With guidance from Lizzie Sanders learn to create the textures to make your fruit truly delicious. Lizzie will demonstrate dry brush technique and provide one-to-one assistance each week. Suitable for intermediate +

Art Masterclass: Drawing Trees - Sarah Simblet

Learn how to make expressive drawings of winter trees using pen and ink. This introductory course explores the rich collections of the Garden and will teach essential methods of observing, understanding and drawing trees. Sarah will also share and discuss her own drawings and sketchbooks.

Photography Competition Prizegiving

Prizegiving, talks, and wine and food provided.

Felt Impressions

On this one-day workshop we will use a combination of dry and wet felt making techniques and learn to “draw” with fibres to create your own impressionist picture. Suitable for all abilities.

Evening Talk: Chocolate - History, Facts and Myths

Ali Gower, owner of The Chocolate Tree (one of the very few chocolatiers in the UK who make their own chocolate) will explain the challenges of making chocolate from bean to bar. A range of produce will be offered for tasting.

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