Glass Menageries

Glass Menageries

Sat 21 Oct 2017

3.00 pm — 4.00 pm
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (find us)
RBGE Glasshouses
Booking required via Eventbrite:

Take a walk from jungle to desert, mountaintop to tropical swamp, in this guided tour with Ed Hollis, storyteller of the secret lives that buildings live. Drawing on diverse influences and stories, Ed will bring the microcosm of the glasshouses and the imaginary worlds they contain to life.

This event is running alongside Plant Scenery of the World, an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Botanics' iconic modernist glasshouses, the 'Front Range', opened in 1967 to house plants collected in tropical regions by British explorers. The exhibition presents new, commissioned and existing work by Laura Aldridge, Charlie Billingham, Bobby Niven, Oliver Osborne and Ben Rivers alongside rare and unseen archival material, botanical paintings by Isik Güner, Jacqui Pestell and Sharon Tingey and historical paintings by R.K. Greville from the Garden’s own collection.

Children are welcome on this walk, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Image: The Temperate Palm House, opened to the public in 1858. Courtesy of RBGE Collections and Archives.

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