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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.

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.

Herbs of the Highlands

Learn all about the natural and nutritious remedies (and feel something of the magic!) of our native Flora Celtica

Botanical Artistry Skills & Techniques - Amazing Trees

Over 5 weeks we will explore the collection of extraordinary trees at RBGE by drawing and painting many of the characterful features of the wonderful specimens here in the garden.

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.

Looking through their eyes

Each week we will look at the work of one artist to learn from their personal artistic interpretation of the natural world.

Weave a Flower

A hands-on workshop for beginners introducing basic tapestry weaving skills to enable you to weave a flower.

Art masterclass: Leaves up close

This workshop will focus on the illustration of leaves, looking at the structure of leaves, how to paint pale and dark veins and also capture the many different surface textures of leaves.

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