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Green Worlds: No Strangers Exhibition Talk

Green Worlds: No Strangers Exhibition Talk

Celebrate the Harvest Festival and the last weekend of the ‘no strangers’ exhibition with Fiona Inches & Ian Edwards (RBGE) on a tour through the glasshouses.

Evening Talk: Foraging for Food - Scotland's Wild Harvest

Fi Martynoga, editor of the book 'Scotland's Wild Harvest' will tell us which wild products we can find in the Scottish countryside and where and when to forage.

Doors Open Day - Herbarium and Library

Doors Open Day - Herbarium and Library

Join a tour of the Herbarium and Library Building. Opened in 1964, it houses one of Europe's largest botanical libraries and a collection of around 3 million preserved specimens that underpin the Garden's scientific research.

A History of Native Timber in Scottish Furniture Making

Stephen Jackson, Senior Curator of Furniture and Woodwork at National Museums Scotland, will discuss the use of native timber in Scottish furniture making from the 16th century to the present day. He will look at how individual species were used for distinct purposes and when and why different timbers were fashionable.

An essential resource; the many uses of Scottish woods throughout history

Christopher Smout, academic, historian, author and Historiographer Royal in Scotland will discuss the history of Scottish woodlands, forest management and timber.

Coffee Morning: The Secret Life of Ferns

Discover the amazing life cycle of ferns and how they can be used for magic tricks.

Launch of the Chile Tour

Following the success of the RBGE Friends Tour to China in June, RBGE Friends are running a tour to Chile and Argentina in October/November 2015. To find out more about the tour, attend our event on Thursday, 16th October 2014 in the Lecture Theatre.

Evening Talk: Habitat Restoration by Botanic Gardens - A Photo Documentary

Evening Talk: Habitat Restoration by Botanic Gardens - A Photo Documentary

Nature and conservation photographer Barney Wilczak takes us through his photo documentary of the pioneering work carried out by the Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens.

Storytelling for a Greener World

Experience natural stories of all kinds in the beautiful setting of Edinburgh’s botanical gardens. Stories will emerge gently in different locations, while story walks meander between the story encampment and the outer reaches. Also included is an introduction to the ground-breaking Hawthorn Press book, Storytelling for a Greener World, and a specially commissioned performance of Where Curlews Call by Malcolm Green and Nick Hennessey.

Coffee Morning: In the Footsteps of Kingdon Ward

Hear about a recent visit to Myanmar, collecting herbarium specimens in this land of great biodiversity.

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