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Ageing Well Edinburgh Leisure Garden walks (every Monday afternoon)

Ageing Well Edinburgh Leisure Garden walks (every Monday afternoon)

A low-level health walk where older adults, living with dementia and their carers can experience the various health benefits that can be achieved by regular walking. Suggested donation of £1. For more information contact Ageing Well on 0131 458 2183

Family Art Trail

Journey into your imagination through Plant Scenery of the World in a fun, interactive in-gallery resource for all the family.

Garden Social for Dementia| (First Friday morning of the month)

Garden Social for Dementia| (First Friday morning of the month)

Free sessions with refreshments and activities, inspired by the Garden, for people affected by dementia. Numbers are limited; please arrive a little early to avoid disappointment.

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

Reading Together drop-in book group (Every Thursday morning)

Reading Together drop-in book group (Every Thursday morning)

Every Thursday 10:30–12:00 | ages 14+ | 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

The Botanics Halloween Trail

This Halloween, help Caley the good garden witch and her cat, Mì-àgh, as they plan a very special party for all the garden’s friends. Follow Mì-àgh to track down their guests’ unusual homes, and earn a tasty reward!

Glass Menageries

Glass Menageries

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.

The Enchanted Garden: Storytelling Amongst the Trees

Join storytellers at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and treat yourself to a relaxed afternoon of stories for all the family. Meet at the Botanic Cottage and find the cosy spots where stories are shared or let storytellers take you on story journeys into the beautiful surroundings, where nature glows with warm autumn colours.

Dancing with Trees

Dancing with Trees

Storytellers Alette Willis and Allison Galbraith guide you through the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, sharing stories from their recently published collection of Eco-tales. An outside event, visiting some of the beautiful botanical niches. If weather is bad, the session will take place in the historical Botanic Cottage.

Reserve tickets: www.thebotanics.eventbrite.co.uk

The Missing Lynx

The Missing Lynx

Wolves, bears and lynx once roamed the forests of Scotland. Is it time for them to return?

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