Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Sat 4 Oct 2014
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.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Sat 11 Oct 2014
Christopher Smout, academic, historian, author and Historiographer Royal in Scotland will discuss the history of Scottish woodlands, forest management and timber.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Tues 14 Oct 2014
Discover the amazing life cycle of ferns and how they can be used for magic tricks.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Thurs 16 Oct 2014
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.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Thurs 23 Oct 2014
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.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Sun 26 Oct 2014
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.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Sat 8 Nov 2014
Will Collin, of Dunbar’s John Muir’ Birthplace, will explore the development of Muir's influence as a preservationist from his childhood in Dunbar to his death in 1914, and his consequent legacy as 'Father of America's National Parks' and ‘patron saint’ of modern environmental consciousness.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Tues 11 Nov 2014
Hear about a recent visit to Myanmar, collecting herbarium specimens in this land of great biodiversity.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Thurs 27 Nov 2014
Join staff and authors of our recent publication Botanical Treasures for a behind-the-scenes look at some of the hidden gems in our Herbarium and Library collections.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Sat 29 — Sun 30 Nov 2014
Join John Wright, forager and author, on a stroll around the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to explore the people and the stories behind the names we use to organise nature.