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Open Book: Reading Together

Open Book: Reading Together

Every Thursday 10:30–12:00 | ages 16+ | Botanic Cottage | free | If you love reading come to a book group with a difference, where stories and poems are read aloud and discussed over tea and coffee. Led by the charity Open Book.

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Mon & Tue 1 - 2.30pm. Take a walk around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers, find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your vegetable growing questions answered

Let's Explore Activity Sheet

We love to keep our young visitors busy when they come to the Garden. Pick up a Let's Explore activity sheet from admissions and explore Benmore Botanic Garden. Available all day.

Garden Social for Dementia

Garden Social for Dementia

Free every first Friday of the month|10:30–12:00 with refreshments and activities. Inspired by the Garden for people affected by dementia. Numbers are limited; please arrive a little early to avoid disappointment. Email community

Botanic Cottage Open Day | (First Friday afternoon of the month)

Botanic Cottage Open Day | (First Friday afternoon of the month)

Join a free, drop in, public tour of the Botanic Cottage and discover how it was saved and rebuilt. Arrive early to avoid disappointment as numbers are limited. Free, Drop-in event, all ages Tour 1.30 - 2.15pm & Open Cottage 3pm - 3.45pm

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

1st Saturday each month. Pop in join in with practical growing activities with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers, find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your questions answered.

Botanic Cottage Open Day

Botanic Cottage Open Day

Every first Saturday afternoon of the month at 3pm join a free, drop in, look at the Botanic Cottage and discover how it was saved and rebuilt.

The Lost Words Family Trail

The Lost Words Family Trail

An interactive trail, inspired by The Lost Words exhibition, leading from Inverleith House around the Garden.

Cyrienian Community Cook Club

Cyrienian Community Cook Club

Friday 22nd June | Fortnightly Community Cook Club. Cyrenians support the initial set up and running of the clubs by sourcing food from FareShare and supporting members to prepare nutritious meals. For more information Email: foodeducation@cyrenians.scot

Insect Week

Insect Week

Celebrate National Insect Week with drop-in activities that bring the diversity and crucial role of insects to life. From pollination to waste recycling insects are keeping vital processes in nature working. Join us to learn more about these often overlooked, yet fascinating, animals.

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