Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Tree surveying for horticulture and ecologyRBGE has provided professional training since its origins as a late 17th century physic garden, training doctors and apothecaries of the day. Our role as a trainer has grown ever since. We now offer one of the world's most comprehensive ranges of courses for anyone looking to develop their career in botany, horticulture, garden design or botanical illustration.

Input from our expert research staff ensures that students are trained in both the fundamental skills and most up-to date techniques in each discipline.

RHS Certificates in the Principles of Horticulture

The RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture and the RHS Level 3 Certificate in Horticulture Part 1 are internationally recognised certification and an ideal first qualifications for people looking to develop their understanding of horticulture, whether you are a keen amateur, finding your way in the workplace or changing career.


We also offer a full range of degrees from BSc through to HND. Working in partnership with the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, and the Scottish Agricultural College, we are the only institution in the UK to offer such a complete range of internationally recognised botanical and horticultural courses. The taught degrees emphasise biodiversity and the work of RBGE throughout.

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For full information on course costs, you can download the current Continuing Education and Professional Course prospectus from the 'Downloads' box to the right.

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh


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