Expedition Botanics

Expedition Botanics

Fri 29 Mar — Sun 7 Apr 2013

11.00 am — 5.00 pm
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (find us)
Starts outside Palm House
Family Tickets (2 adults and up to 4 children) £10. Individual tickets: adults £5, concessions £4, children aged 5-16 £1.10. RGBE Members and under 5s go free.
Tickets can be purchased in advance from www.sciencefestival.co.uk or 08445572686

Join Expedition Botanics and experience the adventure of 21st century plant-hunting in Malaysia.  From packing for your expedition to identifying your finds, experts will be on hand throughout the Glasshouses and Garden to guide you and help you learn new skills.  Supported by Tourism Malaysia.

Pack for Base Camp

Find out how to live with blood-sucking leeches and learn other techiques for surviving a monsoon climate.

Welcome to Malaysia

Acclimatise to the heat and humidity and enjoy the hospitality of our Malaysian Village before the real work begins.

Plant Detectives

Use clues left by the advance party to track down the mystery Malaysian plant.

Careful Collections

Collect your own seed samples and press your plant specimen to preserve it for scientists of the future.

What's that Plant?

Compare your own specimen to some reference samples to see if you can identify it.

Get Growing

Get your fingers into some compost and pot up seeds to start your own botanical collection at home.

Expedition lunchboxes will be available to purchase from the Terrace Cafe and you can pick up great tools and identification guides at the Botanics Shop to help you continue your expeditions in your own garden or on a walk.

Buy tickets online at www.sciencefestival.co.uk

Photo (c) Brenda White

Approximately 2 hours. Last entry 3.45pm. Tickets include entry to the Botanics Glasshouses.

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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)