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Hive Story

Hive Story

Keeping bees has been going through a revival of interest. A new generation of beekeepers is taking advantage of the fact that our cities can provide good foraging for bees. Join the beekeepers to find out more about bees and what they do for us.

Your Garden in Spring

As buds are bursting and the garden reawakens, spring is one of the busiest times for the plants and the gardener. Find out how to keep on top of all this

Buzz Around the Botanics

Buzz Around the Botanics

Join the hunt for bees and other minibeasts at the Botanics. Take your ID guide and recording sheet into the Garden and afterwards add your results to the big map. All young scientists will get a pack to take away.

Farmyard Animals: Friends & Foes

Farmyard Animals: Friends & Foes

A hands-on, family-friendly session with activities, storytelling and interactive displays about the lives of our farm animals.

Coffee Morning: James Duncan - An Enlightened Victorian

Art historian Dr Andrew Watson will talk about industrialist, philanthropist and art collector James Duncan who did so much to develop the garden at Benmore.

Junior Scientist Training School

Junior Scientist Training School

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a scientist? Learn about the science of farming with real scientists! Complete three special challenges – an experiment, a game and a craft – to gain your Junior Scientist certificate.

Botanic Cottage updates & stories

Botanic Cottage updates & stories

Come along to this informal talk to find out more about the Botanic Cottage as it is rebuilt stone-by-stone.

3 Bears

3 Bears

The shiny metal world of Goldilocks meets the natural wooden world of the three bears – the result is a very sticky adventure! Happily the bears and Goldilocks become friends and cook up the most wonderful porridge recipe together.

Dining on the Wild Side

Dining on the Wild Side

After ten-thousand years of farming plants and animals we pay a premium for ‘wild’ foods. It is taste, nutrition or environmental concerns that drive this latest gastronomic trend to eat on the wild side.

Spring Edible Gardening Festival

Spring Edible Gardening Festival

Join the Edible Gardening Project as we get started in the vegetable patch for another year.

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