Category Archives: Education and Courses

New Tree Trail

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 The Gardens have just had a new tree trail installed throughout the Garden, allowing visitors to follow the trail (Tree Trail Leaflet PDF) and learn about our important tree collections. The trail will also serve to encourage people to explore the Gardens, pointing them around exciting and fascinating tree specimens and helping them to make […]

Glasgow Botanic Gardens Herbarium Exhibition

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Glasgow Botanic Gardens (GBG) is holding a herbarium exhibition in the tea room gallery until 30 September. The exhibition shows a range of examples taken from our herbarium. GBG’s herbarium currently has approximately 3,000 specimens, covering over 200 plant families, including flowering plants, ferns, mosses and liverworts. Specimens include historical collections dating from the 19th and […]

CRAFT BOMB

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As part of Voluntary Arts Week, there will be free craft work shops in the Kibble Palace on Sunday 14th April 11:00- 16:00. Learn how to make Pompom flowers, Fabric Birds and much more.  

Certificate in Practical Horticulture

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The Friends have now launched the Certificate in Practical Horticulture to be taken in Glasgow Botanic Gardens. To find more information please go to” About the Friends” in this web site and click on Certificate in Practical Horticulture to access the Course Brochure and the Application form.

Paintings in the Gardens

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The BBC has updated its catalogue of paintings held in public ownership including three held in the Botanic Gardens: -Thomas Hopkirk -Mrs Thomas Hopkirk -Robert Bullen, Curator1868-1891 Find the catalogue at www.bbc.co.uk/yourpaintings

Practical Gardening

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The Friends are currently investigating the possibility of developing a course in Practical Gardening within the Gardens. This will be the adoption of a course available at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, comprising of eight one day modules based on practical gardening, not academic. It is likely to include pruning, propagation etc, and hopefully will […]