Natural Perfume & Aromatherapy Workshop

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xperience & learn about the aromatic ingredients, where they come from & how they can support health & well-being in this practical, sensual workshop.

“This workshop is truly unique, fun and well worth treating yourself to if you want to smell and feel totally gorgeous!” Heather Hardy

Date: Sunday 3rd December, 2017

Time: 1pm – 4pm

Venue: Kibble Palace*, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, South Wing, 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 OUE

*The workshop takes place in the south wing of the Kibble Palace glass house which has a ‘Canary Island’ theme, so the temperature is kept at 18 degrees – for more details on the beautiful venue see the website:

Cost: £45 – Price includes 1 x 10ml bespoke natural roll on perfume blend to take home, using the highest quality organic oils. There will be a short break during the workshop with fragrant tea and healthy snacks provided.

Special Offer: £80 for 2 tickets. It’s a lovely way to spend time with a friend or family member. Get in touch if you would like a ticket sent as a gift.

Extra Perfumes: If you would like to make more perfumes you can pay an extra £7 on the day (bespoke perfumes usually £15). They make beautiful unique Christmas gifts.



Spring 2018 Certificate in Practical Horticulture Course dates released

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Spring  2018

Course Details;

Saturday 17th March 2018 – CPH01 Looking at Plants

Saturday 24th March 2018 – CPH02 Soil Care

Saturday 7th April 2018 – CPH03 Feeding and Watering

Saturday 14th April 2018 – CPH04 Seed Propagation

Saturday 21st April 2018 – CPH05 Vegetative Propagation

Saturday 28th April 2018 – CPH06 Growing Media and Potting

Saturday 12th May 2018 – CPH07 Planting

Sunday 13th  May 2018 – CPH08 Pruning and Training

Saturday 19th May 2018 – Revision Session

Saturday 2ndJune 2018 – Assessment

To find out more details or to apply please see the CPH section under the education page on the website.

Guided Tour

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Guided tour led by a member of the Glass House Team. The tour provides and opportunity to visit the ‘Filmy Fern House’  and other areas not usually open to the public.

Meeting Point – Kibble Palace August 11th at 2pm.







Scottish Rural College

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Scottish Rural College is launching two new courses in Glasgow Botanic Gardens starting in September 2017

The Courses are  HNC Horticulture

                               HNC Garden Design

For more information go to 

Walks & Tours Taking Place for the Bicentenary Year

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HISTORY WALKS WITH PARK RANGERS                                

Monday 15 May 2pm                                                    

Friday 26 May 2pm                                                         

Wednesday 7 June 10.30am                                       

Monday 19 June 2pm                                                    

Tuesday 18 July 3pm                                                      

Wednesday 9 August 11am                                       

Monday 21 August 2pm                                                               

Tuesday 5 September 11am                                       

Wednesday 20 September 2pm                                               

Tuesday 3 October 2pm    


 5, 12, 19 May

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June

7, 14, 21, 28 July

4, 11, 18, 25 August

1, 8, 15, 22 September


Wednesday 14 June       Ewen Donaldson

Monday 3 July                Louise Bustard

Thursday 31 August       Ewen Donaldson

Tuesday 12 September   To be confirmed



MEETING POINT – Kibble Palace / FURTHER INFORMATION – Phone 0141 276 1614




Orchid Fair 2017

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The twentieth annual Weekend Orchid Fair will be held at Glasgow Botanic Gardens on Saturday May 6th and Sunday May 7th.

Entry to this popular event is free and open from 10am until 5pm.

Specialist orchid nurseries will be tempting you with their exquisite flowers and plants and offering advice on how to keep them should you need it.

The Scottish Orchid Society are putting on a display and giving talks and practical demonstrations.

The Main Range of glasshouses will be open as usual each day for visitors to enjoy the extensive tropical plant displays including Glasgow’s municipal orchid collection.

Gardens Classroom

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The Friends of Glasgow Botanic Gardens are funding, through the earlier generous legacy by the late Maureen Bell, a new outdoor classroom.

We were also fortunate in obtaining funding from the “Tesc0 Bags Scheme” and the Incorporation of Gardeners of Glasgow

In the refurbished Fern Garden just to the West of the Main Range it will include seating for 50 people, access for those with a disability and a central small performance area to be used by the teachers and Louise the Gardens Education officer. It will also be used as a small events area.