Photography courses for the remainder of 2021 will be scheduled very soon, so please do keep checking for further details.
Alternatively, express your interest by e-mail and the dates will be sent to you as soon as they are published.
Photography Course FAQs
Please use the Book a Photography Course link above to direct you to the current course information and availability.
Each course costs an excellent-value total of £80.
Most courses last a total of eight hours - two hours on four consecutive Saturdays. (Your availability for all four Saturdays will be needed to access the entire course content - we regret that missed/unavailable days cannot be attended during a later course.)
We also offer one-day DSLR beginners courses, where the same content is covered over a whole day. (A 30 minute break will be incorporated - lunch is not provided, but why not try our Pavilion Tea Room.)
Please see the course descriptions for more information.
We have a maximum of 12 people on a course so you receive more attention from the tutor.
Our courses are aimed at specific types of camera, as per the course title and description, so please ensure that you book on the right course for your camera. We recommend that you try out your camera beforehand so you can come prepared with your question for the tutor! You will also need a memory card, fully-charged batteries, and suitable clothing and footwear. Some courses do require other specific equipment and you should double-check the current course descriptions for the requirements as requested by the course tutor.
Enrolments must be done via the Gardens on-line booking system where course titles can be chosen and paid for through PayPal or with a credit or debit card 24 hours a day. Just click on the links at the bottom of the page which will take you to the bookings section. Pre-booking is essential for all courses and you must be at least 18 years old to enrol.
If you cancel your place within 28 days of the start date of your course, then we regret to announce that we are not able to offer refunds. 28 to 40 days before the course start date: 50% refund offered, over 40 days before course start date: 100% refund offered. Please note that all cancellations will incur a £3 administration charge.
Transfers to other course dates are normally only offered in extenuating circumstances.
The Gardens reserves the right to cancel any courses that do not attract sufficient interest, up until a few days before the course is due to start, whereupon a full refund or transfer will be offered.
Courses are held in the Gardens’ Study Centre, which is a building within the Gardens’ grounds, but separate to the main complex. Please park on the Gardens’ car park on Westbourne Road and enter the main reception area. (Parking is free, but car registration numbers must be entered at reception on arrival to avoid parking charges.) Reception staff will then direct you to the Study Centre.