Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia


Horticulture Courses

Our mission is ‘to inspire the appreciation and conservation of plants’ and through strong links forged with Eden Education and the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living, the Trust is able to take its messages and expertise beyond the garden walls to where people live. 

Celebrating spring - Ikebana workshop

Unclutter, unwind and learn about the elegance of Ikebana floral art at an introductory one-day workshop. Sandy Marker, senior teacher in the modern Sogetsu School of Ikebana, will teach you the basic techniques of Ikebana so you can create unique floral artworks at home. In a creative celebration of spring, the day's arrangements will be inspired by the colour yellow.

Ikebana is the celebration of the beauty and mystery of nature. Ikebana floral art consists of only a minimal number of blooms interspersed with stalks and leaves – simplicity and graceful lines are key. In each composition there is a harmony of shape, line, colour, texture and form. 

Date: Saturday, 29th August
Time: 10am until 3pm 
Cost: $135 + BF.  This includes all plant materials, lunch and morning tea. Bookings are essential.
Location: Moore Room, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney



Discover something new with Eden Education

Eden Education, the education and training division of Eden Gardens and Garden Centres, is an initiative developed with participation from the Botanic Gardens Trust. As well as promoting a love of gardening, Eden Education aims to raise public awareness of the importance of plants in the local environment and promote sustainable horticultural practices and sound waste management.

Eden Education runs courses, workshops, and children’s activities covering a broad range of horticultural topics including general gardening skills, specialist gardening, floristry soft stone sculpture and other plant-inspired arts and crafts for people of all ages, interest levels and abilities.

Eden Gardens is located on the corner of Lane Cove and Fontenoy Roads North Ryde, Sydney. The large horticultural centre combines 1.2 ha of beautiful display gardens, a popular cafe, extensive garden centre, events facilities and much more.

For more information on Eden Education call Ph: 9491 9900. Click here for current program details.

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Horticulture Courses with Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living

Horticulture courses with the the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust and CERES Macarthur joined together through common goals and became the founding members of a new company called the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living (MCSL). The Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living is a non profit, community driven organisation, with the aim of promoting sustainable homes and gardens. MCSL is a unique education and demonstration centre. Sustainable living is explored through festivals, markets, workshops, research, art, food, gardening and music. MCSL offers services such as school excursions & visits, an organic cafe, a community nursery and garden, community education and project management.

Visit Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living, find out about MCSL's workshops and courses and find out how to get involved with MCSL.

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