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Open Book: Reading Together

Open Book: Reading Together

Every Thursday 10:30–12:00 | ages 16+ | Botanic Cottage | free | If you love reading come to a book group with a difference, where stories and poems are read aloud and discussed over tea and coffee. Led by the charity Open Book.

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Mon & Tue 1 - 2.30pm. 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

Botanic Cottage Open Day | (First Friday afternoon of the month)

Botanic Cottage Open Day | (First Friday afternoon of the month)

Join a free, drop in, public tour of the Botanic Cottage and discover how it was saved and rebuilt. Arrive early to avoid disappointment as numbers are limited. Free, Drop-in event, all ages Tour 1.30 - 2.15pm & Open Cottage 3pm - 3.45pm

Garden Social for Dementia

Garden Social for Dementia

Free every first Friday of the month|10:30–12:00 with refreshments and activities. Inspired by the Garden for people affected by dementia. Numbers are limited; please arrive a little early to avoid disappointment. Email community

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

1st Saturday each month. Pop in join in with practical growing activities with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers, find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your questions answered.

Botanic Cottage Open Day

Botanic Cottage Open Day

Every first Saturday afternoon of the month at 3pm join a free, drop in, look at the Botanic Cottage and discover how it was saved and rebuilt.

Daily Guided Walks

Join a daily walk with one of our experienced Garden Guides and learn about the history of the Garden and the Living Collection.

Daily Afternoon Guided Walks

Join an experienced Garden Guide for an afternoon walk. Learn about the history of the Garden and its magnificent platn collection.

The Lost Words

The Lost Words

Taking the form of both an exhibition and a book, The Lost Words celebrates the relationship between language and the living world, and of nature’s power to spark the imagination.

The Lost Words Family Trail

The Lost Words Family Trail

An interactive trail, inspired by The Lost Words exhibition, leading from Inverleith House around the Garden.

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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)