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Coffee. A global success

Discover the history of coffee’s global success and the part played by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in the story.

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

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 1.30pm & 3pm

Learn a Craft in the Botanic Cottage: Willow Baskets

One day craft workshops where you can learn a new skill and take something home you have made yourself. With experienced tutors and all materials provided.

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

Every first Saturday afternoon of the month at 3pm 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.

Scottish Plant Hunters

An illustrated talk by Anne Lindsay on the history of Scottish plant hunters. A joint event hosted by the Friends of RBGE and Scotland's Garden and Landscape Heritage.

Flora Scotia

Celebrating the richness of native plants in Scotland and their importance in our lives, this exhibition displays the excellence and variety of styles of botanical artists working in Scotland today.

Me and My Bee

Me and My Bee

Our fuzzy little friends need our help and so we’re launching a political party disguised as a party party disguised as a show.

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