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The Naming of the Shrew: A Walk with John Wright

The Naming of the Shrew: A Walk with John Wright

Join John Wright, forager and author, on a stroll around the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to explore the people and the stories behind the names we use to organise nature.

John Wright: The Naming of the Shrew

John Wright: The Naming of the Shrew

Author and forager John Wright will speak about this latest book - The Naming of the Shrew.

Philip Guston: Late Paintings Book Launch

A reception to celebrate the publication of 'Philip Guston: Late Paintings', which documents the acclaimed 2012 Inverleith House exhibition.

Artist Book Spotlight: Jean Johnstone

A poetry reading with a difference - you do the reading, silently... Jean Johnstone invites you to slowly unwrap her artists books to experience the fine words of leading contemporary poets in the context of each individual art work. All of her small books contain one poem only, each complemented by delicate images from the natural world, on Lokta, Tsasho and Resho papers. Jean Johnstone is a Scottish artist who uses etchings, pen and ink drawings, leaf and bark papers, beeswax, silk and linen, to create handmade, hand-scripted artist’s books. She has made works with many Scottish poets, including John Burnside and Kathleen Jamie.

Evening Talk: Chocolate - History, Facts and Myths

Evening Talk: Chocolate - History, Facts and Myths

Ali Gower, owner of The Chocolate Tree (one of the very few chocolatiers in the UK who make their own chocolate) will explain the challenges of making chocolate from bean to bar. A range of produce will be offered for tasting.

Making Christmas Wreaths and Table Decorations

On this one-day workshop you will make your own beautiful wreath to decorate your front door and a lovely table decoration for the centre of your Christmas table. Using beautiful conifers, holly, cones and berries from the Garden, and using a base of moss you will create unique and stunning Christmas decorations.

Natural Partners: Forests & Education

Forests, trees and woodlands, and all aspects of wood as a material, offer fantastic opportunities for learning. Explore a number of hands-on activities suitable for all ages.

Winter Guided Walk

Join one of our Garden Guides for a leisurely afternoon walk around the Garden.

Buster Keaton's

Buster Keaton's "Steamboat Bill Jr" with live musical accompaniment

Join us for a screening of Buster Keaton's 1928 comedy "Steamboat Bill Jr" with a newly composed/improvised score performed live by Jane Gardner (piano), Roddy Long (violin), and Hazel Morrison (percussion). The film will be followed by refreshments.

The Confection Box

Make your own selection of seasonal herbal gifts just in time for Christmas on this one-day workshop! Includes Chocolate Orange Balm, Winter Spice Oil and Mulled Wine Mix.

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