Events in from

Edinburgh Friends of RBGE AGM and Talk by Professor Peter Hollingsworth: 'Biodiversity Science at the Botanics'

The AGM at 19.00 will be followed at 19.30 by a fascinating talk about biodiversity science at the Botanics. Professor Peter Hollingsworth, Director of Science at the RBGE will be giving the talk.

Evening Talk: Twenty Years of Plant-Hunting in the South Seas Islands

Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society and Friends of RBGE joint Lecture: Alistair Watt (Victoria, Australia), plant collector, amateur botanist and furniture maker gives this joint talk with the Royal Caledonian Horticulture Society.

Coffee Morning: Birds, Bees and Badgers at the Botanics

The Edinburgh Botanics contains much more than plants. It is home to a wide variety of life and these have been catalogued by Dr Robert Mill, much helped by the Bioblitz in June 2013. He will talk about his expanding list of identified species.

A Spring Walk in the Edinburgh Garden

Simon Crutchley, Horticultural Supervisor, will show us the highlights of the season on a guided walk through the Garden.

Coffee Morning: Botanic Cottage Reborn

Discover the story of a unique building in the history of the Botanics: a 250 year old cottage which has been moved stone-by-stone from Leith Walk, and is being re-built in the Edinburgh Garden in 2014.

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.

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.

Evening Talk: Chocolate - History, Facts and Myths

Ali Gower, owner of The Chocolate Tree (one of the very few chocolatiers in the UK who make their own chocolate) will explain the challenges of making chocolate from bean to bar. A range of produce will be offered for tasting.

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