Events in from

Inverleith House Open Weekend

Events including talks delivered by the exhibition staff, performance, live music and special offers on limited edition exhibition catalogues and posters. For full details please consult the website.

Building a Strong Portfolio (15yrs+)

This course is specifically aimed at students who are interested in building their portfolio and presenting it for further education.

The Plant Sale

Your annual chance to purchase from an enviable collection of plants at truly wonderful prices. Plus the Connoisseurs Collection & Home Baking Stall.

Rhododendron Identification

Lean to identify some common rhododendrons through an introduction to identification using keys. Includes a lab-based session and walk to practise some of the techniques learned.

Edible Gardening Seasonal Advice

Edible Gardening Seasonal Advice

Drop in to find out how to grow your own food and take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project team.

Coffee Morning: Birds, Bees and Badgers at the Botanics

The Edinburgh Botanics contains much more than plants. It is home to a wide variety of life and these have been catalogued by Dr Robert Mill, much helped by the Bioblitz in June 2013. He will talk about his expanding list of identified species.

Turtles in Scotland

The Marine Conservation Society will be showcasing some of their work with endangered turtles. Come and visit us to find out what we do to help some of Scotland’s rarest visitors, from our satellite tagging program to our work reducing the problem of marine litter than can injure them. Say hello to our life size leatherback turtle model called Lola. You can even make your very own finger puppet turtle!

Talking Trees Storytelling

Talking Trees Storytelling

Let the Botanics’ own volunteer storytellers grow your imaginations with their tales from around the world.

Edible Gardening Seasonal Advice

Edible Gardening Seasonal Advice

Drop in to find out how to grow your own food and take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project team.

Fantastic Forth Under Threat

The Marine Conservation Society will be showcasing some of their work in tackling rising marine pollution and show how you can help. Come and visit us to find out more about the Forth estuary, its wildlife and the threats it faces. We will also be joined by staff from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue who will engage with people about their work with cetaceans and seals. Come and make your own jellyfish from recycled materials and have a look at our seashore touch table and rockpool creatures!

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