Drop-in 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.

Edible Gardening Seasonal Advice

Edible Gardening Seasonal Advice

Drop in to find out how to grow your own food and take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project team.

Edible Gardening Seasonal Advice

Edible Gardening Seasonal Advice

Drop in to find out how to grow your own food and take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project team.

Life Through a Lens

Life Through a Lens

Using a mixture of microscopes, experiments and art join our journey of discovery. See what the pioneers of microscopy saw and find out how microscopes are helping scientists today.

Edible Gardening Seasonal Advice

Edible Gardening Seasonal Advice

Drop in to find out how to grow your own food and take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project team.

John Muir and friends – Historic collections online

Elspeth Haston, RBGE Deputy Herbarium Curator will discuss the recent digitisation of the RBGE herbarium with reference to specimens found in the Natures Beloved Son exhibition.

Life Through a Lens

Life Through a Lens

Using a mixture of microscopes, experiments and art join our journey of discovery. See what the pioneers of microscopy saw and find out how microscopes are helping scientists today.

Talking Trees

Talking Trees

Let the RBGE’s volunteer storytellers grow your imaginations with tall tales from around the world.

Edible Gardening Seasonal Advice

Edible Gardening Seasonal Advice

Drop in to find out how to grow your own food and take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project team.

Botanical Treasures

Join our staff for a rare opportunity to view some of the hidden gems from the RBGE collections. Hear the stories behind the objects chosen for the Botanical Treasures book.

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