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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.

Botanical artistry skills and techniques - Bright Country Garden

Learn to use a loose style watercolour technique to depict and enhance the sensual forms of these classic garden flowers during this intense 5-week course.

Meet the Glasshouse Staff

Come along to find out more about our stunning collection of plants from the people who care for them. Each month meet a different member of our indoor horticulture team, each with different specialist knowledge.

Reading Together

Reading Together

Join our weekly shared reading session every Thursday. Poems, short stories and novels read aloud, with a chance to share your thoughts.

Making a vision a reality: Meet the architects

Making a vision a reality: Meet the architects

How do you dismantle a cottage, rebuild it, and make it fit for the 21st century? Join architects from Simpson and Brown as they discuss making the Botanic Cottage a reality.

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.

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