Drop-in Events

Make an Autumnal Mobile

Come along and make a mobile using all manner of nature’s autumnal harvest for you to hang at home or give away to your Grandma, Grandpa, Auntie or Uncle.

End of Season Shopping Event

Why not pop along and get some bargins to get the Christmas shopping on the way!! Open to everyone. Full price only if going in to visit the garden.

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.

John Muir – Nature’s Apostle

Will Collin, of Dunbar’s John Muir’ Birthplace, will explore the development of Muir's influence as a preservationist from his childhood in Dunbar to his death in 1914, and his consequent legacy as 'Father of America's National Parks' and ‘patron saint’ of modern environmental consciousness.

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.

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.

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