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Nature Mother of Invention

Nature Mother of Invention

Many of the World's greatest inventions combine human intellect with inspiration from nature. This new exhibition shows how one tropical plant family, the Sapotaceae, has contributed to a wide variety of useful creations.

Daily Garden Walks

Celebrate the seasons and join our expert Garden Guides on a tour of the Garden. Discover seasonal highlights, hidden treasures and talks of the intrepid adventurers behind the plants on display.

Building for Nature

Building for Nature

Spanning four centuries, our remarkable collection of buildings range from a grand Georgian villa to stunning Victorian glasshouses, a classic 1960s herbarium and glasshouse range to the 21st century John Hope Gateway, with many more besides.

Reading Together

Reading Together

A book group with a difference - drop-in sessions where we read aloud and discuss stories. Led by Open Book.

Meet the Glasshouse Staff

Meet the Glasshouse Staff

Meet in the Plants & People Glasshouse and find out how we grow our Victoria amazonica with Pat, our Tropical grower. Come along to find out more about our stunning collection of plants from the people who care for them.

Art Explorers: Rain Forest Orchestra

Art Explorers: Rain Forest Orchestra

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. Create rain sticks and shakers from amazing plant materials.

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Take a look 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.

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Take a look 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.

Benmore BioBlitz

Join naturalists in the big drive to record the wildlife of Benmore Botanic Garden. Find out more about the birds, mammals and other inhabitants of the Garden. Join in with the programme of family walks and activities.

Big Butterfly Count

Big Butterfly Count

Butterfly Conservation launches its annual ‘Big Butterfly Count' this week, so come along and join a guided walk around the Garden in search of butterflies. Learn how to attract butterflies to your own garden and identify the species you see with a free butterfly identification guide.

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