Certificate, Diploma and Degree Courses
Since its inception in 1670, RBGE has provided world leading professional training. Now you can learn at RBGE with its amazing collections, or from the comfort of your own home via RBGE’s online learning platform, PropaGate.
RBGE offers a comprehensive range of professional courses for anyone looking to develop their career in botany, horticulture, garden design or botanical illustration. Our expert education and research staff ensure that students are trained in both the fundamental skills and most up-to date techniques in each discipline.
For full information on course content, structure, costs and application forms please download the individual course handbooks from the course webpages.
Attended or Online
RBGE Certificate in Botanical Illustration
Next Course 2019
RBGE Certificate in Field Botany
Starts August 2018 or January 2019
RBGE Certificate in Herbology
Starts September 2018
RBGE Certificate in Practical Horticulture
Attended (August 2018) or Online (September 2018)
RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture
Starting September 2018
RHS Level 3 Certificate Courses
We also offer a full range of degrees from HND through to PhDs. Working in partnership with the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, and with Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), we are the only institution in the UK to offer such a complete range of internationally recognised botanical and horticultural courses.
Distance / Blended Learning Courses
PropaGate Learning, our online learning environment, gives you even more options to learn with one of the world's best botanic gardens. You can study from anywhere in the world or via a blended learning option which includes both online and in-person elements.
Find a Distance / Blended Learning Course:
Getting started with… Botany | RHS Level 2 | RHS Level 3 | RBGE Certificate in Botanical Illustration | RBGE Diploma in Botanical Illustration | RBGE Diploma in Garden History | RBGE Diploma in Herbology