Arts and Culture

Open Book: Reading Together

Open Book: Reading Together

Every Thursday 10:30–12:00 | ages 16+ | Botanic Cottage | free | If you love reading come to a book group with a difference, where stories and poems are read aloud and discussed over tea and coffee. Led by the charity Open Book.

Garden Social for Dementia

Garden Social for Dementia

Free every first Friday of the month|10:30–12:00 with refreshments and activities. Inspired by the Garden for people affected by dementia. Numbers are limited; please arrive a little early to avoid disappointment. Email community

Learn a Craft in the Botanic Cottage: Willow Baskets

One day craft workshops where you can learn a new skill and take something home you have made yourself. With experienced tutors and all materials provided.

SSBA Forum Meetings

SSBA Forum Meetings

Twin Lecture on the History and build of the Botanic Cottage from RBGE's own experts; Jane Corrie Cottage Trustee, RBGE Volunteer Guide, BC Volunteer Guide and Gerry Gallagher RBGE Estates project Manager and BC Volunteer Guide. Free. Booking Essential.

Me and My Bee

Me and My Bee

Our fuzzy little friends need our help and so we’re launching a political party disguised as a party party disguised as a show.

SSBA Forum Meetings

SSBA Forum Meetings

Join the Scottish Society of Botanical Artists Informal Forum group for a lecture by RBGE Botanical Art Lecturer Jacqui Pestell MBE as she talks about Nepal for this evening picnic lecture. Meetings will be held in the Professor's Room at the Botanic Cottage RBGE.

Learn a Craft in the Botanic Cottage: Print, Fold, Stitch - making Eco print books

Learn a Craft in the Botanic Cottage: Print, Fold, Stitch - making Eco print books

Join Cassandra Barron, of Bookbinding with Cass, and Elisabeth Viguie-Culshaw, of The Lansdowne House of Stencils, at the Botanic Cottage for a creative workshop introducing the techniques of eco-printing and French-link stitch binding, to create your own hand-bound journal inspired by the Botanic Gardens.

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day

Summer Solstice Yoga

Summer Solstice Yoga

Join us on the Beech Walk for a relaxing hour of yoga at Dawyck (or in the visitor centre if the weather doesn’t go our way). Then move on to a re-energising breakfast in the Café.

Life O'Reilly - An evening of musical entertainment

Come along for a fabulous evening of musical entertainment in the magical setting of the Walled Garden

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