Events in from

Nature’s Beloved Son: Rediscovering John Muir's Botanical Legacy

This exhibition celebrates John Muir, the Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness. Stunning photographs depict the plants that Muir collected during his travels through North America.

Cymatics, Sound and Vibration

This one-day course introduces students to the use of sound as a therapy, gives teaching in how to use sound themselves and how to play some of the instruments.

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.

Vino at the Botanics with the team from Vino Stockbridge

Vino at the Botanics with the team from Vino Stockbridge

Join local wine merchant Vino at RBGE's magnificent Caledonian Hall to taste samples of their Scottish craft beers, French and sparkling wines, accompanied by buffet style food.

John Muir – Nature’s Apostle

Will Collin, of Dunbar’s John Muir’ Birthplace, will explore the development of Muir's influence as a preservationist from his childhood in Dunbar to his death in 1914, and his consequent legacy as 'Father of America's National Parks' and ‘patron saint’ of modern environmental consciousness.

Life Through a Lens

Life Through a Lens

Using a mixture of microscopes, experiments and art join our journey of discovery. See what the pioneers of microscopy saw and find out how microscopes are helping scientists today.

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: In the Footsteps of Kingdon Ward

Hear about a recent visit to Myanmar, collecting herbarium specimens in this land of great biodiversity.

Botanical Artistry: Skills and Techniques - Dry Brush

With guidance from Lizzie Sanders learn to create the textures to make your fruit truly delicious. Lizzie will demonstrate dry brush technique and provide one-to-one assistance each week. Suitable for intermediate +

Members' Christmas Shopping Evening

Join us at the Botanics Shop for an exclusive shopping treat

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