Drop-in Events

Meet The Edible Gardening Team

The Edible Gardening Project Team from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh will be on hand with helpful hints and tips.


Following on from the success in 2015 of the brass band project, Fanfare, the International Festival presents Songlines on Sunday 21 August to capture the joy and power of shared song.

Glass Life Event

Glass Life Event

Get hands on with free cell science activities and meet researchers from the Welcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology as part of the Glass Life exhibition depicting the hidden inner workings of living cells.

Meet the Glasshouse Staff

Meet the Glasshouse Staff

Meet in the Arid Lands Glasshouse for a tour with Gunnar our Xerophytic plant grower and find out how plants have adapted to survive with little water. Come along to find out more about our stunning collection of plants from the people who care for them.

Escape the Cell

Escape the Cell

Can you crack the biological codes to escape the cell? Our escape room is a challenge for adults and teens that will explore the hidden inner workings of the living cell as part of the Glass Life exhibition.

Art Explorers: The Wonder of Nepal

Art Explorers: The Wonder of Nepal

Be inspired to make your own work of art as we explore the beauty of the Garden using a wide range of colourful and tactile materials. Have fun with paper mache to make a beautiful little bowl.

Seaweed for Health 2016

Celebrate the development of the nutritious food seaweed and discover its potential for health and culinary enjoyment! The event includes talks by healthcare practitioners, seaweed foragers, producers and product manufacturers from Britain and beyond.

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

Our annual Harvest Festival is a celebration of the vegetable growing year. Join us for fun activities, gardening advice, information about harvesting, cooking and storing crops, tasters and more.

Doors Open Day

Doors Open Day

Step inside the Botanic Cottage, simultaneously the oldest and newest building in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Meet the Glasshouse Staff

Meet the Glasshouse Staff

Meet in the Lowland Tropics Glasshouse and find out how to data capture the collection with Sadie & Nat, our Gesneriaceae grower. Come along to find out more about our stunning collection of plants from the people who care for them.

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2016 Guided Walks

Logan Botanic Garden - 15th March: Early Interest in the Garden

Enjoy a tour to discover the flush of emerging foliage and floral displays from plants such as Magnolia, spring bulbs and Rhododendrons, amongst  many others.

Logan Botanic Garden - 12th April: Full Speed Ahead!

Come and enjoy a tour around the Garden to discover the carpets of Trilliums, exotic Rhododendrons and Peat Walls in all their glory.

Logan Botanic Garden - 10th May: The Magic of Spring  

Come along and enjoy an amazing tour around the Garden with a member of the Horticultural team. See the stunning seasonal displays of floral delights including Primulas, Maddenia Rhododendrons, Paeonias and Meconopsis

Logan Botanic Garden - 14th June: Guided Walk: Never Ending Colour!

Come and enjoy a splendid walk with the Curator and see summer sensations blooming in Scotland’s Most Exotic Garden. You will see spectacular displays from Lantern Trees, Chilean Firethorn Trees, South American Lobelias and half hardy perennials kick starting the summer flowering season.

Logan Botanic Garden - 16th June: Wildflower Walk

Join Logan Botanic Garden staff on a guided walk around the R.S.P.B. Mull of Galloway Reserve. Wildflowers are in full bloom so learn more about their ecology and importance to our native wildlife.

Meet at the Mull of Galloway Reserve

Logan Botanic Garden - 12th July: The Magic of Summer

Come and enjoy a tour in the company of a gardener. See the vibrant colours and textures of the half-hardy perennials that sparkle and lighten up the garden in a floral firework display. Salvia, Osteospermum, Penstemon and Fuchsia are now in their element.

Logan Botanic Garden - 9th August: The Height of Summer

Come along and enjoy the Garden before the summer flowers start to fade. See the stunning display of waterlilies, exotic cannas and dazzling dieramas.

Logan Botanic Garden - 13th September: The tail end of summer

Come and enjoy an early autumnal tour around the garden in the company of one og the gardeners and see the early autumnal joys on offer. See the lovely Agapanthus, Eucryphia & Fascicularia.

Logan Botanic Garden - 11th October: Early Autumn Shades

Enjoy an autumn tour around the garden with one of the many horticulturists. Garden highlights include many grasses, Salvias, Dahlias and autumn flowering bulbs. An ideal time to ask all those gardening questions that have always puzzled you

Logan Botanic Garden - End of Season Shopping Event - 30th October 10am-5pm

Pop along and get some bargains  for Christmas 

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