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Nature Mother of Invention

Nature Mother of Invention

Many of the World's greatest inventions combine human intellect with inspiration from nature. This new exhibition shows how one tropical plant family, the Sapotaceae, has contributed to a wide variety of useful creations.

Daily Garden Walks

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

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking is a specific fitness technique that enhances everyday walking with the use of poles.

The Ideal Hut Show

The Ideal Hut Show

An open-air installation consisting of eighteen off-the-shelf garden sheds reinvented by architects and designers from home and abroad.

Natural Dyeing

This practical workshop gives you the opportunity to “dabble in dyes” and build up a selection of samples of both yarns and fibres.

Building for Nature

Building for Nature

Spanning four centuries, our remarkable collection of buildings range from a grand Georgian villa to stunning Victorian glasshouses, a classic 1960s herbarium and glasshouse range to the 21st century John Hope Gateway, with many more besides.

Wild About Scotland

Wild About Scotland

Help us celebrate Scotland's Nature Festival and do some hands-on exploration of the wonderful world of plants and fungi. Join Botanics staff exploring and conserving nature in Scotland, including our very own Celtic rainforest.

The Cottage Garden Gala

The Cottage Garden Gala

Celebrate the Botanic Cottage at our Georgian jamboree! It's time to party like it's 1766 as we celebrate the relocation of the original Botanic Cottage from it's Leith Walk site.

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers. Find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your vegetable growing questions answered.

Restoring the Alpine House

A special guided tour of the Alpine House.

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