Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Sat 5 Apr 2014
The Library at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is Scotland’s national reference collection for botanical and horticultural resources. This event offers a rare opportunity to see some of the treasures from the Library and Archive collections which include more than 60,000 books, manuscript materials and original botanical illustrations.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Sat 5 Apr — Mon 26 May 2014
Sylva is an exhibition to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the publication of John Evelyn’s Sylva - A Discourse on Forest Trees. It features remarkable drawings by Sarah Simblet from the New Sylva (Bloomsbury, 2014), a new book written by Gabriel Hemery that brings Evelyn’s classic discourse up-to-date. You can also see classic tree books selected by 35 prominent people and vote for your own favourite tree book of all time.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Mon 7 — Tues 8 Apr 2014
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.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Mon 7 Apr 2014
Do your own experiments to see what you could add to soil to help plants grow better, and learn about pH – with spectacular results. Join scientists to investigate how we improve the soil to suit the crops we want to grow.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Mon 7 — Sun 13 Apr 2014
Join Expedition Botanics in the search for traditional knowledge about Colombian rainforest plants. Learn how to survive using the resources of the forest and help to discover how the people of the Amazon use plants in daily life.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Tues 8 Apr 2014
The Edible Gardening Project volunteer team have helped thousands of visitors and local community groups to learn the horticultural skills they need to grow their own food. hear about the practicalities, success and future plans for this project.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Tues 8 — Wed 9 Apr 2014
A hands-on, family-friendly session with activities, storytelling and interactive displays about the lives of our farm animals. Learn how pest and disease control leads to healthier and happier sheep, cows, pigs and chickens, and help the environment.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Thurs 10 Apr 2014
Why do butterflies have long coiled mouthparts but beetles have strong sharp jaws? In this workshop you’ll join scientists to find out all about different bug body bits and what they are for, and then design and build your own fantastical bug.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Fri 11 Apr 2014
Plants are more mysterious than you might think. Many have hidden powers that you may not know anything about. Join scientists working to reveal some of these amazing abilities for practical activities, crafts and games.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Sat 12 — Sun 13 Apr 2014
Just like people plants get sick too and without plants we would not be able to survive. Train to be a Plant Doctor and find out how to identify plant diseases and how to help plants survive.