Assistance Dog Day

Sun 15 June 2014

10.00 am — 3.00 pm
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (find us)
Caledonian Hall
No booking required

Assistance Dog Day - young girl with guide dog

Be amazed and entertained by the skills of some of the cleverest dogs around.  Take a blindfold walk with a guide dog, meet the cutest puppies in training, discover the skills of hearing dogs and others that help people with disabilities.  This special day of fun and discovery is for all the family.  Assistance dogs and their owners especially welcome.


  • From 10am: Demonstrations from assistance dogs throughout the day
  • 11am & 12.30pm: Meet Casper the celebrity Medical Alert Dog.  Plus many more talks and demos.
  • 12 noon: Garden Guided Tours for those with specific needs including the visually impaired, hard of hearing and those with mobility needs
  • 2pm: Talk by conservation office Dr Heather McHaffie about plant hunting and its impact on the senses

Guide Dog Partnerships - group photo

In association with Guide Dogs Scotland, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Canine Partners and Medical Detection Dogs.  Celebrating accessible tourism with VisitScotland

Please note all Registered Assistance Dogs are welcome in the Garden but no other animals are permitted entry.

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