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Plant Stories of the World

Plant Stories of the World

Explorers through the centuries have learnt to value the traditional knowledge of tribal people that has been honed by the need to live in balance with nature. Join a family storytelling walk through the tropical rainforest to discover the powerful plants that can sustain, cure or kill!

Modernism's Temporary Structures

Modernism's Temporary Structures

On the 50th anniversary of the Front Range Glasshouses at RBGE, join Richard Williams, Professor of Contemporary Visual Cultures at Edinburgh University for a lecture exploring a fascination for temporary structures in modernist architecture.

Apple Day

Apple Day

Join us to celebrate apples this autumn with displays of Scottish apples, opportunities to taste unusual varieties and a chance to get your unknown apples identified.

Fungus Fun

Fungus Fun

Discover the amazing world of Scottish fungi with Plantlife Scotland. Fungi are not plants or animal, but these often strange looking living things play a vital role in keeping plants healthy and recycling nutrients by decomposing the dead.

Coffee Morning & Talk: Species Old and New: The Remarkable Diversity of Begonias

Begonia is the fastest growing plant genus thanks in large part to work at RBGE. Hear about the resurging interest in these fascinating plants.

Glass Menageries

Glass Menageries

Take a walk from jungle to desert, mountaintop to tropical swamp, in this guided tour with Ed Hollis, storyteller of the secret lives that buildings live. Drawing on diverse influences and stories, Ed will bring the microcosm of the glasshouses and the imaginary worlds they contain to life.

Evening Talk: Treasures of the Herbarium

A chance to see and hear about the fantastic collection of plant specimens held in RBGE's Herbarium including the specimen of Tiquilia collected on the Galapagos Islands by Charles Darwin on the Voyage of the Beagle.

Coffee Morning & Talk: George Forrest: Plant Collector

Forrest travelled to China seven times from 1904 onwards and introduced many plants to RBGE and western gardens and herbaria. Hear his story from archivist Leonie Paterson.

Coffee Morning: Tours and Day Visits 2018

Come and hear about the exciting programme planned for the coming year with the opportunity to talk to the organisers from the Edinburgh Committee.

Coffee Morning & Talk: Benmore - Scotland’s Rainforest Garden

Benmore is the largest and wettest garden in the RBGE group and is well known for its Rhododendrons and plants from Chile, Japan and the Himalayas. Hear the story from Curator Peter Baxter.

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