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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.

John Muir – Nature’s Apostle

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.

Winter Guided Walk

Join one of our Garden Guides for a leisurely afternoon walk around the Garden.

John Muir – Nature’s Apostle

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'.

Coffee Morning: In the Footsteps of Kingdon Ward

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

Winter Guided Walk

Join one of our Garden Guides for a leisurely afternoon walk around the Garden. .

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John Muir and friends – Historic collections online

Elspeth Haston, RBGE Deputy Herbarium Curator will discuss the recent digitisation of the RBGE herbarium with reference to specimens found in the Natures Beloved Son exhibition.

Yati Durant discusses Tony Conrad's Invented Acoustical Tools

Yati Durant discusses Tony Conrad's Invented Acoustical Tools

Yati Durant, Lecturer in Music, Sound & Moving Image and Programme Director of MSc in Composition for Screen at The Reid School of Music, Edinburgh University will lead a discussion on Tony Conrad’s Invented Acoustical Tools.

Winter Guided Walk

Join one of our Garden Guides for a leisurely afternoon walk around the Garden. .

Botanical Treasures - Behind the Scenes

Botanical Treasures - Behind the Scenes

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.

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