Learn at Ness

Since it's founding over 120 years ago, Ness Botanic Gardens has been to committed to connecting people with plants, their uses, wildlife and the wonders of the natural world.

School visits Two children examine a toy mole while on a bug hunt during a school visit at Ness Botanic Gardens.

School visits

We are currently accepting bookings for school visits.

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Little Acorns

Outdoor sessions for pre-schoolers

Ness Explorers Kids Club kids looking at apples

Ness explorers kids club

May, July & August - one day kids clubs for 7-10 year olds.

Learn to Garden

Learn to garden programme

Short courses to give you the know-how to look after and develop your garden.

Saturday gardening workshops Bumblebee on a flower

Saturday gardening workshops

Practical days to focus on gardening skills

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Floristry & floral design

Do you love flowers but wish you could display them better?

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RHS Qualifications

Ideal for those looking to pursue a career in horticulture or stretch and challenge skills for personal interest

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Forest Bathing

Experience the benefits of being in nature and connecting your senses

Nordic walking

Nordic walking

Join us for a social way to burn calories, tone the body and improve fitness

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Continuing education

Continuing education courses run at Ness Botanic Gardens