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Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

Our annual Harvest Festival is a celebration of the vegetable growing year. Join us for fun activities, gardening advice, information about harvesting, cooking and storing crops, tasters and more. Be inspired to get growing with our community garden produce show and discover the delights of growing your own vegetables with the Edible Gardening Project team. Supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery

Coffee Morning & Talk: The Wee World of Lichens at the Edinburgh Garden

Coffee Morning & Talk: The Wee World of Lichens at the Edinburgh Garden

Lichens add colour, texture and diversity to our landscapes and gardens. This talk will introduce The Wee World of Lichens, a new trail at RBGE

Private View of Exhibition: Plant Scenery of the World

Enjoy a private tour with the Curator of RBGE's summer exhibition which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the RBGE's 'Front Range' glasshouses.

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.

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.

George Forrest: Plant Collector

Forrest travelled to China 7 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

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

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