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Coffee. A global success

Discover the history of coffee’s global success and the part played by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in the story.

Growth & Art by Pauline Burbidge & Charles Poulsen

Growth & Art by Pauline Burbidge & Charles Poulsen

The works of Pauline Burbidge and Charles Poulsen are inspired by the natural world that surrounds them. This exhibition includes works by both artists displayed alongside treasures from the RBGE Library, including works by Anna Atkins and John Hope

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 1.30pm & 3pm

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.

Learn a Craft in the Botanic Cottage: Willow Baskets

One day craft workshops where you can learn a new skill and take something home you have made yourself. With experienced tutors and all materials provided.

Botanic Cottage Open Day

Botanic Cottage Open Day

Every first Saturday afternoon of the month at 3pm 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.

Coffee Morning & Talk: Cowden Castle Japanese Garden; History and Restoration

Coffee Morning & Talk: Cowden Castle Japanese Garden; History and Restoration

Kate White will give a brief history of Japanese Gardens in the UK and tell us about the restoration of the Japanese Garden at Cowden Castle.

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