Floral workshops

Enhance your VOYAGE experience with an interactive botanical-themed workshop, all hosted in the Royal Botanic Garden's beautiful Inverleith House.

To add a workshop to your VOYAGE general admission ticket, click the 'BUY TICKETS' button below and select a date to visit the exhibition that matches the date of your chosen workshop.

A botanical scent experience with Kingdom Scotland

In this exclusive sensory experience with Kingdom Scotland, Scotland’s first fragrance house, you will explore and improve your sense of smell, learn about classic perfumes and delve into the aromatic ingredients used in perfumery. You will be introduced to the drama and beauty of the Kingdom Scotland scent collection, and will receive a luxury travel vial of Kingdom Botanica – an extraordinary scent created in collaboration with the RBGE to celebrate over 350 years of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Cost: £25

Friday September 15th, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Wednesday September 20th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Create a floral headpiece

Unleash your creativity at the captivating floral crown workshop led by Flowers by Minty. Discover the art of crafting stunning floral crowns as Minty expertly guides you through each step. With an assortment of vibrant seasonal blooms and foliage at your fingertips, you'll design your own unique half-head crown, adorned with a satin ribbon. The workshop will finish with a photoshoot with Minty.

Cost: £30

Saturday September 16th, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Sunday September 17th, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Friday September 22nd, 12:30 - 1:30pm

Sunday September 24th, 3:00pm - 3:00pm

Floral tablescape workshop

Elevate your hosting game with a captivating floral tablescape workshop guided by Catherine Carter from Edinburgh’s Flowers for all Occasions. Discover the secrets to crafting a show-stopping table centre arrangement using fresh blooms and lush foliage that’s sure to WOW your friends and family at your next gathering.

Cost: £25

Saturday September 16th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tuesday September 19th, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

A botanical exploration with Edinburgh Gin

Join Edinburgh Gin Brand Ambassador Philip Kingscott on a journey through the botanicals in four different gins. You’ll have the opportunity to taste and smell botanicals from 1670, a special collaboration between RBGE and Edinburgh Gin, as well as discovering the art of distillation.

Cost: £20

Saturday September 16th, 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Gift box bouquet workshop

Embark on a delightful floral adventure with the talented Elaine from Gillytree Studio. Immerse yourself in the world of blooms as you learn how to weave together an enchanting medley of roses, daisies, eucalyptus, and orchids to create a beautiful gift box bouquet. Elaine's artistic touch will guide you in making a masterpiece that showcases your creative flair and personal style. 

Cost: £30

Sunday September 17th, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday September 24th, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Create a botanical tablescape

Elevate your floral decor skills with the talented Ruby Grimes from Ruby Flowers. Learn firsthand the secrets of crafting a beautiful tablescape full of seasonal flowers, fruits and candles that will leave a lasting impression on any occasion. Each participant will then create their own small centrepiece inspired by Ruby’s tablescape.

Cost: £35

Sunday September 17th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunday September 17th, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Dried floral tablescape workshop

Delve into the world of dried flowers with Karen Mcclusley from Mimosa Fleurs as she shares tips and tricks for crafting breathtaking tablescapes. Discover the art of arranging dried blooms into stunning arrangements that evoke rustic elegance and timeless charm. Learn, create,and bring home a small dried arrangement to inspire you to elevate your décor game!

Cost: £25

Tuesday September 19th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

‘The Spirit of Edinburgh’ - with Edinburgh Gin

Fresh from a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, come with us on a journey as we discover Edinburgh’s unique distilling heritage. Learn how the G&T began life in Scotland’s capital, along with many other fascinating stories in the company of Edinburgh Gin’s Brand Ambassador Philip Kingscott whilst sipping four delicious gins.

Cost: £20

Tuesday September 19th, 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Flower crown workshop

Join us for an enchanting flower crown workshop hosted by Simpsons Florist. Immerse yourself in a world of creativity as you choose from a selection of fresh, seasonal blooms to craft your own one-of-a-kind flower crown. Delight in the interactive process while picking up some floral design tips. Embrace the beauty of nature and let your imagination blossom in this fun and engaging class!

Cost: £25

Thursday September 21st, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday September 21st, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Saturday September 23rd, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

A conversation with award-winning author Sara Sheridan

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of flora and fiction with renowned author Sara Sheridan. Sara will guide you through her creative journey to write The Fair Botanists, a thrilling historical novel packed with entertaining scandal and intrigue, and inspired by the beauty of Edinburgh's botanic garden. Guests will be greeted with a glass of bubbly and will receive a signed copy of The Fair Botanists.

Cost: £30

Saturday 23rd, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Paint n Sip: Sunflowers by Van Gogh

Take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, and paint a floral masterpiece! Enjoy conversation with fellow flower lovers as our experienced instructor guides you in creating a unique painting inspired by Van Gogh's Sunflowers that you'll be proud of hanging on your wall at home. No previous painting experience necessary! A welcome drink, paints, brushes, aprons, canvas are all included.

Cost: £40

Sunday September 24th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Beautiful buttonholes & boutonnières 

Unleash your inner florist with Karen Mcclusley from Mimosa Fleurs at this engaging workshop focused on crafting exquisite floral 'Buttonholes' and 'Boutonnières.' Karen's expert guidance will infuse your designs with flair, turning ordinary blooms into wearable works of art that you can take home with you. 

Cost: £35

Saturday September 23rd, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday September 24th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Floral workshops