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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.

Evening Talk: Fish Ponds and Fountains, Cascades and Canals - Reflections on Scotland's Water Gardens

Marylin Brown will speak about about how water was incorporated into Scotland's gardens, and what role it played; socially, culturally and practically.

Herbal First Aid

Join us on this one-day practical workshop and learn how to prepare a herbal first aid box full of healing plant based remedies and how to apply them.

Art Masterclass: Create Vibrant Colour and Tactile Textures

A two-day intensive colour pencil masterclass with Ann Swan learning how to create strong vivid colours and tackle tricky textures.

Coffee Morning: a walk to see the Palm Collection at RBGE

The Edinburgh Botanics has a fine collection of palms, many of them rare and unusual. Join us for a short talk and a walk to the Palm Houses to learn more about the collection.

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 activity.

Continuing Botanical Illustration

Designed to help those moving on from the beginner’s courses, this course will introduce different media and more involved drawing and colour mixing with each ten-week block focusing on a different subject.

Painting Nature with Acrylics

This informative ten-week course will guide students in the use of wonderfully versatile acrylic paints to produce delightful images of objects from nature.

Expressive Watercolour & Landscape - Intermediate to Advanced

Explore the techniques, and expressive joys of landscape watercolour painting.

Expressive Watercolour & Landscape - Beginners

Explore the techniques and expressive joys of landscape watercolour painting.

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