Suntrap Garden

Evening Classes and Workshops for Autumn and Winter

As many of you may be aware Oatridge College notified us on Wednesday 9 June that they would no longer be involved with Suntrap Garden as they are withdrawing from using the garden as a teaching facility. 

At the moment consultation is going on with the National Trust for Scotland who are joint owners of the site.  The garden will remain open until Tuesday 31 August and may well continue to be open after that date of the college withdrawal.

It is therefore with huge sadness that we have to inform you that all evening classes and workshops are being cancelled as we cannot run them from Suntrap Garden and Oatridge College has decided not to transfer classes to their main campus.

We would like to thank everyone for their support over the years and hope that you have enjoyed the classes and that they have inspired you and relaxed you.


Evening Classes and Workshops for Autumn and Winter

EVENING CLASSES  7.00 – 9.00 pm



Monday 23th August – 11TH October  (8 weeks)  – £90.00

Come along and learn new ways with flower arranging.

Some previous experience necessary.  Limited to 12 places.  (Materials and flowers extra.)

Design Your Own Garden (11 weeks)

Wednesday  29th September –  8th December – £105.00

Are you interested in planning a new garden or changing an existing one?  If so, this is the ideal course for you.  This course can lead onto a more advanced course in Horticulture and Garden Design at Oatridge College.

Please look at our website for course content

Introduction to Gardening (10 weeks) – £90.00

Thursday 30th September – 2nd December

Have you always wanted to know a little bit more about gardening?  This is an ideal course to learn about a wide range of basic gardening skills.   This course leads onto a further 10 week course in Spring 2011.

This course can also lead onto a more advanced course in Horticulture at Oatridge College.

Please look at our website for course content

WORKSHOPS 10.00 am to 12.00 Noon on Saturday Mornings**

(Cost of plants and materials extra)

Bulbs are not just for Spring,  Saturday 25th September –  £12.00

Discover the wide range of bulbs that can brighten up your garden all year round.

Winter Containers and Hanging Baskets, Saturday 23rd October –  £12.00

Explore different ways to fill containers for colour throughout Winter and Spring.  (Plants, compost and containers supplied at cost or bring your own.)

Gardens by Design,  Saturday 20th November – £12.00

Good gardens require careful thought and planning to be successful.  This workshop offers guidance on basic design principles to help you make the most of your garden.

**Christmas Decorations Workshop,  10.00 am – 12.30 pm,  Saturday 18th December – £15.00**

Help is at hand to create two floral displays to make the home festive and colourful for Christmas.  Be the envy of family and friends.  (Materials approximately £25.)

To book or for more information contact Suntrap Garden – 0131 339 7283 (Answer Phone) or email

Suntrap Open Day

What a great day we had for the Open Day, the sun shone all day.

We had over 400 visitors and raised £700 for Perennial, Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society.

The highlight of the day however, was the visit by the Lord and Lady Provost who came for a one hour visit and enjoyed it so much they stayed for two.

Thank you to everyone for their help and support in making this such a great day.