Summer School

Summer School

The annual education Summer School offers many of our popular weekly courses in a block format, which means they can make the most of all the Garden has to offer at this time of year.

Summer School courses are ideal for those coming from further afield or those who want to spend some focussed time learning a new skill.

Events in Summer School

RBGE Certificate in Field Botany

RBGE Certificate in Field Botany

This intensive course introduces a wide range of practical field botany skills, including survey techniques, collection, identification, preservation and curation of botanical specimens.

Introduction to Botanical Art

Introduction to Botanical Art

This intensive 5-day course is aimed at anyone new to botanical painting or watercolour and will teach you the basics of Botanical Art to allow you to enjoy capturing the incredible character of plants. Price includes lunch.

RBGE Certificate in Practical Horticulture (Summer School) *ILA

RBGE Certificate in Practical Horticulture (Summer School) *ILA

This 10 day practical course will teach you the key skills needed for horticulture, including soil management, propagation and pruning. To receive the certificate you will need to pass the practical exam at the end of the course.

RBGE Certificate in Botanical Illustration (Summer School) *ILA

RBGE Certificate in Botanical Illustration (Summer School) *ILA

The RBGE Certificate in Botanical Illustration provides a formalised introduction to the basics skills of drawing and painting needed to record plants. It is aimed at art or botany enthusiasts wanting to build up a portfolio, or as a Foundation to the RBGE Diploma in Botanical Illustration.

Trainings in Mindfulness

Trainings in Mindfulness

This course is designed for those who have an interest in working with their mind in a clear and relaxed way.

Create your own Wedding Flowers

Create your own Wedding Flowers

This one-day workshop will give you the skills needed to create your own uniquely gorgeous wedding arrangements. You will learn how to put together your own bridal bouquet, buttonholes and corsages, as well as a simple, yet highly effective table decoration.

The Garden Gnome Club

The Garden Gnome Club

Children's Holiday Club A week of fun, creative activities inspired by nature including: games, crafts, art, drama, storytelling and adventure at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh!

Botany for Beginners

Botany for Beginners

Investigate the basic functions, evolution and ecology of familliar plant species on this 4 day course.

David Forster - Summer Watercolour Workshop

David Forster - Summer Watercolour Workshop

Referring to the great watercolourists of the past, landscape artist and tutor David Forster will use outdoor painting in the splendid setting of the Gardens to explore the life and richness of watercolour. Price includes lunch.

Painting Light & Colour

Painting Light & Colour

On this two-day workshop we will be spending the first day out in the Gardens sketching and the following day painting. As part of the course a delicious summer afternoon tea will be served in the Gateway Restaurant (included in the price).

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