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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'.

Opening Reception for the Artist with Tony Conrad

Opening Reception for the Artist with Tony Conrad

Inverleith House is delighted to welcome Tony Conrad, who will play a selection of the invented acoustical tools and present a number of additional works in film and video from 1.30pm.

Edible Gardening Seasonal Advice

Edible Gardening Seasonal Advice

Drop in to find out how to grow your own food and take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project team.

Coffee Morning: In the Footsteps of Kingdon Ward

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

Members' Christmas Shopping Evening

Join us at the Botanics Shop for an exclusive shopping treat

Botanical Artistry: Skills and Techniques - Dry Brush

With guidance from Lizzie Sanders learn to create the textures to make your fruit truly delicious. Lizzie will demonstrate dry brush technique and provide one-to-one assistance each week. Suitable for intermediate +

Art Masterclass: Drawing Trees - Sarah Simblet

Learn how to make expressive drawings of winter trees using pen and ink. This introductory course explores the rich collections of the Garden and will teach essential methods of observing, understanding and drawing trees. Sarah will also share and discuss her own drawings and sketchbooks.

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.

Life Through a Lens

Life Through a Lens

Using a mixture of microscopes, experiments and art join our journey of discovery. See what the pioneers of microscopy saw and find out how microscopes are helping scientists today.

Winter Guided Walk

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


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