Cultural Events

Storytelling for a Greener World

Experience natural stories of all kinds in the beautiful setting of Edinburgh’s botanical gardens. Stories will emerge gently in different locations, while story walks meander between the story encampment and the outer reaches. Also included is an introduction to the ground-breaking Hawthorn Press book, Storytelling for a Greener World, and a specially commissioned performance of Where Curlews Call by Malcolm Green and Nick Hennessey.

Philip Guston: Late Paintings Book Launch

A reception to celebrate the publication of 'Philip Guston: Late Paintings', which documents the acclaimed 2012 Inverleith House exhibition.

Christmas in the Gallery

With a glass of mulled wine to set the mood, join us for an evening of music and laughter. A light supper is also included.

Buster Keaton's

Buster Keaton's "Steamboat Bill Jr" with live musical accompaniment

Join us for a screening of Buster Keaton's 1928 comedy "Steamboat Bill Jr" with a newly composed/improvised score performed live by Jane Gardner (piano), Roddy Long (violin), and Hazel Morrison (percussion). The film will be followed by refreshments.

Evening Talk: Petticoats and Plants - Scotland’s Gardening Women, 1800 – 1930

Join the Friends of RBGE and the Garden History Society of Scotland for their joint Spring lecture

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