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After the Storm

After the Storm

An exhibition of fine furniture constructed from RBGE timber windblown during Cyclone Andrea in 2012. Highlighting the beauty of Scottish-grown timber and craftsmanship amongst our Scottish furniture makers.

Scottish Rhododendron Festival

Scottish Rhododendron Festival

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Pop in anytime and look out for the team at work in the garden. 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.

Healthy Soil Healthy Food

Healthy Soil Healthy Food

Soil is really important! Crops like cereals, vegetables and fruit all depend on good soil. Become a soil scientist and find out what makes a healthy soil. Test soil samples and work out how they can be improved. We'll also introduce you to the critters that live in soil as they play a vital role in maintaining soil health.

A Picture of Health

A Picture of Health

How can the crops we grow, and how we grow them, create healthy food and a healthy environment? Discover the science of farming for a healthier future.

Gardening the Earth

Gardening the Earth

We have been growing our food for at least 10,000 years. The result has been an incredible diversity of crops. Take the food plant ID challenge and find out how food production could become more environmentally friendly. Design your own crop, and see where your favourite foods sit on our giant family tree of plants.

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Pop in anytime and look out for the team at work in the garden. 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.

Harvesting for Health

Harvesting for Health

Explore how the bugs in your gut ‘harvest' the good stuff from your food, and what foods are good for your heart, gut and the environment. Take your chance in a game of ‘guts and bugs', and make a placemat. We will also have some tasty food for you to try.

Guided Walk: Full Speed Ahead

Guided Walk: Full Speed Ahead

Designer Diets

Designer Diets

Discover the power of maths in your quest to create healthier diets. Design your own diet making sure it is healthy, tasty, affordable and kind to the planet. Using the diet construction program app create a week's food plan personalised for your age, gender and weight that will meet your dietary requirements and minimise environmental impact.

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