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Ethnobotany (Plants and People)

This 11-week course looks at the ways in which humans have used plants from preagricultural societies, through to the drive for sustainable plant use in the present day. A module of the BSc in Horticulture with Plantsmanship.

Makers by Commission

Makers by Commission

An exhibition by the Scottish Furniture Makers’ Association (SFMA) focusing on the processes of designing and commissioning bespoke furniture.

Digital Plant Photography I

Learn how to get the most out of your digital camera and discover the advantages of taking plant photographs digitally. This introductory course will teach you how to use your camera for the best results. It also includes ways of presenting your images.

Apple Festival

Is the early ripening of apples this year a taste of things to come and should we be planning to use new varieties? Join us to celebrate apples with displays of Scottish apples, opportunities to taste unusual varieties and a chance to get your unknown apples identified by an expert.

A History of Native Timber in Scottish Furniture Making

Stephen Jackson, Senior Curator of Furniture and Woodwork at National Museums Scotland, will discuss the use of native timber in Scottish furniture making from the 16th century to the present day. He will look at how individual species were used for distinct purposes and when and why different timbers were fashionable.

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.



Embrace takes you on an outdoor journey through the Garden. The production is inspired by the ancient Indian legend of Amrita Devi, who gave her life trying to protect the trees in her village. Using aerial, shadow and installations, it asks how far we are prepared to go to stand up for our beliefs and make a difference? Conceived, designed and directed by Kim Bergsagel. Film by Robbie Thomson. Music by Ewan Macintyre.

Your Garden in Autumn

Autumn in the garden is much more than raking leaves, with some wonderful late-flowering plants and plenty of critical jobs to be getting on with, to set up for the winter and the following year.

Fungus Fun

Discover the amazing world of Scottish fungi with Plantlife Scotland. Fungi are not plants or animal, but these often strange looking living things play a vital role in keeping plants healthy and recycling nutrients by decomposing the dead.

An essential resource; the many uses of Scottish woods throughout history

Christopher Smout, academic, historian, author and Historiographer Royal in Scotland will discuss the history of Scottish woodlands, forest management and timber.

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