Welcome to PropaGate Learning
Helping you to explore the World of Plants - wherever you are!
We have a range of online courses available here on PropaGate Learning at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh.
Log in above if you have an account, otherwise, take a look at our free courses / find a new course below...
Short online courses
Kick off the new year with one of our short courses:
Getting started with Planting Design10% discount
New - learn how to plan your outside space and choose the right plants for your design. Fully online, self paced with tutor support.
Botany for the Built Environment - FREE
Last chance to participate in research while learning about the important role plants play in improving urban areas for people and wildlife.
Getting started with Botany
This fully online short course with tutor support is a comprehensive introduction to botany and how plants work.
What's growing in our schools area?
Our schools area is filled with learning resources and adventures to help children, young adults and educators grow themselves, whilst discovering more about the botanical gardens, all things plants and having some fun! It's free and open access (no account needed!) for you to explore...
Marley's Garden Magic
Join Marley the Botanics' cat in his school of garden magic. Explore the weird and wonderful world of plants and meet some magical creatures too. For the curious of all ages!
Next Gen: Careers Hub
Brand new! A place to discover career opportunities available in a heritage and scientific organisation. Open the door to the outdoors and see what opportunities you find...
The teacher patch grows a mix of learning resources and plant adventures to use in the classroom, outdoors or as homework activities.
Learn something new for free in one of our free courses:
Plants and Climate Change
Learn more about climate change, how it relates to plants and what you can do about it.
Titan Arum - A Real Smelly Giant!
Find out about the life of this very strange plant.
How Plants Fight Back
An introduction to how plants defend themselves.
Keep Edinburgh Buzzing!
Discover the importance of our pollinators and how you can help.
Help and Support
A selection of resources to help you get the most out of your learning experience with PropaGate Learning:
IT Induction for attended students
Resources to help you with your RBGE account, email, using Teams, keeping yourself safe online, printing and more. For students starting September 2022.Go to resources
Help and support for online learning
Take a look to brush up on your digital skills and find out how to best use PropaGate Learning.Go to resources
Explore all our online courses
We have RBGE Diplomas, certificates and short courses online - explore to find your next course.Explore more
We are committed to making PropaGate Learning accessible - take a look at our accessibility statement for more information.Read more