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Harvesting for Health

Harvesting for Health

Explore how the bugs in your gut ‘harvest' the good stuff from your food, and what foods are good for your heart, gut and the environment. Take your chance in a game of ‘guts and bugs', and make a placemat. We will also have some tasty food for you to try.

Coffee Morning & Talk: Working for the RBGE in Modern China

Martyn Dickson will look back at 16 years of working for RBGE in China, including helping create Jade Dragon Field Station and Lijian Alpine Botanical Garden.

Designer Diets

Designer Diets

Discover the power of maths in your quest to create healthier diets. Design your own diet making sure it is healthy, tasty, affordable and kind to the planet. Using the diet construction program app create a week's food plan personalised for your age, gender and weight that will meet your dietary requirements and minimise environmental impact.

Disease Detectives

Disease Detectives

Become a ‘disease detective' and discover how science is helping us to prevent infection and fight disease, keeping farm animals and all of us safe and healthy. Your task is to diagnose the animal patients by identifying the viruses, bacteria and parasites that can cause disease.

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Pop in anytime and look out for the team at work in the garden. Take a walk 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.

Succession Planting in the Mixed Border at Great Dixter

Succession Planting in the Mixed Border at Great Dixter

We are delighted to welcome Fergus Garrett who is the Head Gardener at Great Dixter, the famous garden created by the late Christopher Lloyd.

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Pop in anytime and look out for the team at work in the garden. Take a walk 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.

Friends of RBGE AGM

Join us for the Friends of RBGE's AGM followed by a talk from Katherine Hayden on plant health.

Spring Festival

Spring Festival

Come and join in with the Edible Gardening Project as we get started in the vegetable patch for another year. Be inspired by nature and learn all about gardening in an environmentally friendly way. With information for budding gardeners, fun family friendly activities and fresh garden tasters.

Early Morning Birdwalk at the RBGE

Hear the dawn chorus at the Botanics with a bird expert and a garden guide. Wear warm clothing and bring your binoculars. Breakfast afterwards in the canteen.

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