Schools outreach

From rainforest fun to using our native flora, our outreach programmes cover some fascinating topics. They can be delivered in schools across Scotland, and our Gaelic week includes a special programme for Gaelic language schools visiting the Garden. As well as this, our annual residential week at Benmore Botanic Garden allows schools from Argyll excellent access to our programmes.

Benmore Week

Our annual Benmore Week is a schools programme based at Benmore Botanic Garden in Argyll and happens in September every year. Garden staff from Benmore and schools education staff from RBGE provide a special series of schools events covering environmental and artistic themes, along with a little action and adventure

Dates for this year: 7-11 September 2015

For further information or to make a booking, please telephone our schools booking line on 0131 248 2937.

Flora Celtica Roadshow

The Flora Celtica Roadshow introduces schools to the traditional uses of plants in Scotland. Led by Granny Flora herself, it lets pupils see some of the huge diversity of traditional plant uses and the ways in which they can be updated for today.

It is supported by our partner Scottish Natural Heritage and has toured extensively in Scotland since 2000, visiting the Western Isles, the Northern Isles and Dumfries and Galloway.

Gaelic Week

Pupils explore the whole garden during the schools Gaelic Week.

Our Gaelic week for schools takes place in the summer term every year. It is a great opportunity for Gaelic-speaking schools to come to the Garden and learn all about plants in the Gaelic language. Led in Gaelic by professional teachers and botanists, it is a great opportunity to discover the green world around us. The programme is supported by Comunn na Gaidhlig.

Tha Seachdain Gàidhlig nan Sgoiltean a' tachairt a h-uile bliadhna aig deireadh a' Ghiblein. ‘Se deagh chothrom a th' ann do na sgoiltean a thighinn do Lios Luibheach Rìoghail Dhùn Eideann agus a dh' ionnsachadh mu bheatha nan lusan ann an Gàidhlig. Tha lusadairean agus tidsearan dreachdail aig ceann a' ghnothaich agus iad a' mìneachadh an t-saoghail ghuirm a tha mun cuairt oirnn.

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