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Big Garden Birdwatch

Are there fewer blackbirds these days? Are blue tits ruling the roost? Every year half a million people take part in the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch to find out. Join the RSPB and contribute to the largest garden bird survey ever!

Gardener’s Kitchen

Gardener’s Kitchen

Gather round the kitchen table for cookery demonstrations of seasonal recipes. This is a free event but please book in advance.

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Take a look 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.

Plants in poetry – the works of Robert Burns

Gather together, read and listen as you discover the flowers in Burns' works

Coffee Morning: Tours and Day Visits

Find out about our upcoming tours and day trips for 2016

Meet the Glasshouse Staff

Meet the Glasshouse Staff

Come along to find out more about our stunning collection of plants from the people who care from them. Each month meet a different member of our indoor horticulture team in one of our ten glasshouses, each with different specialist knowledge.

CPD for Teachers | Active learning Outdoors - Winter

Active Learning Outdoors is a series of 4 workshops which can be done as a group or individually. Each seasonal workshop contains interdisciplinary activities which can be used both at the Botanic Garden and at other locations.

Drawing the Garden of Your Dreams

Drawing the Garden of Your Dreams

This two-day workshop will particularly focus on the drawing skills and principles of garden design to help you create an outdoor space.

Your Garden in Winter

All is far from quiet in the garden in winter, from propagation to preparation for the coming year, there are a great many jobs you can be doing during the winter months.

Art Workshop: Drawing Dried Seed Pods

Using graphite and/or charcoal this workshop will explore expressive observational drawing techniques in the study of dried seed heads both large and small such as cardoon, lotus pods and poppy.

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