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Daily Garden Walks

Daily Garden Walks

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

The Small-Scale Sculpture of John Chamberlain

The Small-Scale Sculpture of John Chamberlain

Jon Wood, Research Curator at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds discusses the work and legacy of John Chamberlain in relation to the exhibition at Inverleith House.

Garden Sculpture Tours

Garden Sculpture Tours

Join Alexander 'Twig' Champion for a meditative tour around the Garden’s outdoor sculptures including the works of John Chamberlain.

Coffee Morning: Using RBGE Skills Across South West Asia

Hear about work, supported by RBGE Friends, in Iraq, Socotra and Afghanistan in identification, classification, collaboration and regeneration.

Garden Sculpture Tours

Garden Sculpture Tours

Join Alexander 'Twig' Champion for a meditative tour around the Garden’s outdoor sculptures including the works of John Chamberlain.

Evening Talk: My Favourite Tree in the Garden

Evening Talk: My Favourite Tree in the Garden

RBGE's tree expert William Hinchliffe will give a talk about the most popular trees in the Garden, chosen by the public in a recent poll. He will give an insight into the history, care and botany of the trees and of the current tree collecting programme

Doors Open Day - Herbarium & Library

Doors Open Day - Herbarium & Library

The terrazzo and glass Herbarium & Library building overlooks the NE corner of the Garden. Opened in 1964 and extended in 2005-6, it houses one of Europe's largest botanical libraries and a collection of around 3 million preserved plant and fungi specimens supporting the Garden's global research, conservation and education programmes.

Doors Open Day - Botanic Cottage

Doors Open Day - Botanic Cottage

The Botanic Cottage is simultaneously the oldest and newest building in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and has recently been rebuilt after being moved stone by stone across the city from its old home on Leith Walk. Discover the fascinating story of this 250 year old building, designed by John Adam and James Craig, and containing one of the oldest classrooms of the Scottish Enlightenment, now set for an exciting future as a hub for community learning in the Garden.

Coffee Morning: Gertrude Jekyll and Claude Monet: Munstead and Giverny

Professor Michael Tooley’s critical comparison of two gardens: the high Victorian plantings of Monet and the subtle, innovative techniques of Jekyll.

Evening Talk: The Gardens of the Savoy Residences in Piedmont: Influences and Innovations

Evening Talk: The Gardens of the Savoy Residences in Piedmont: Influences and Innovations

Edinburgh based Lucinda Byatt is an historian at Edinburgh University with a special interest in the Italian Renaissance and Italian Art.

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