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After the Storm Maker’s Market

A selection of beautifully crafted, hand-made items from our After the Storm furniture makers will be available for sale at this festive Maker’s Market. The wide selection of exquisite boxes, clocks and much more provides the perfect opportunity to pick-up a one-off, unique gift or special item for your home.

Scotland’s Bread

Scotland’s Bread

Discover more about the story of bread with the Edible Gardening Project and Andrew Whitley, author of Bread Matters and founder of Scotland the Bread. Find out about growing wheat, milling flour, making dough, proving and baking at our drop in session. Try some tasty home-baked sourdough made with our Botanics grown wheat at our family friendly afternoon.

Art Explorers

Art Explorers

Be inspired to make your own festive work of art as we explore the beauty of the Garden using a wide range of colourful and tactile materials.

Carols at the Cottage

Carols at the Cottage

On a cold winter’s night, be filled with festive cheer as you enjoy a glass of mulled wine, hot mince pies and sing carols in the Botanic Cottage.

Reading Together

Reading Together

A book group with a difference - drop-in sessions where we read aloud and discuss stories. Led by Open Book.

Natural Partners

Natural Partners

Trees, woods and forests play a vital role in satisfying basic human needs (air, water, food, shelter) as well as higher level demands. Join us to explore this natural partnership and find out how it can be used to grow the understanding of future generations.

Reading Together

Reading Together

A book group with a difference - drop-in sessions where we read aloud and discuss stories. Led by Open Book.

Meet Santa

Meet Santa

This December, Santa is coming to the Botanics. He will be making his base in the Real Life Science Studio within the John Hope Gateway visitor centre. He will be available to meet and greet children, parents and pose for ‘Santa Selfies’.

Garden Social for Dementia:  Winter warmers

Garden Social for Dementia: Winter warmers

Free sessions with refreshments and activities inspired by the Garden for people affected by dementia.

Evening Talk: A Sense of Wonder - who needs to see when you can smell?

Join Dr Kerry Walter for an insightful discussion of one of the botanical world's most useful senses - the sense of smell.

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