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Helping you to explore the World of Plants - wherever you are

PropaGate Learning is a space for Learning Online with the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh

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Our online courses

Take a look at our online/blended short courses, certificate and diploma programmes as well as some free options
available from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE)

RHS Level 2
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RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture at RBGE

Study for your Royal Horticultural Society Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture with RBGE.

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RBGE Diploma in Botanical Illustration

This 3 year part-time Diploma will take your Botanical Illustration skills to a professional level

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RBGE Getting started with...Botany

This fully online short course looks at the basic ‘toolkit’ that plants use to survive and how they have adapted in countless incredible ways. This beginners' course is an ideal grounding for many of our certificated courses.

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RBGE Diploma in Garden History

This unique 2 year online course will take you deep into the varied and fascinating world of the History of Gardens

RHS Hyde Hall
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RHS Level 3 Certificates

This certificate covers garden planning, construction and planting and builds on the current RHS Level 2 certificate

Painting a Pear
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RBGE Certificate in Botanical Illustration

The RBGE Certificate in Botanical Illustration is a great way to learn the fundamental techniques of paint and pencil.Starts October and March (5 month course)

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How Plants Fight Back

Learning about how plants defend themsleves is a great introduction to the amazing world of plants (free taster course)

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Keep Edinburgh Buzzing!

This is a free short course on the importance of our pollinators and how you can help

mortar and pestle
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RBGE Diploma in Herbology

This is a 2 year blended course