Events in from

Doors Open Christmas

Pop into the cottage for short talks, displays and tours of the Botanic Cottage with a Christmas theme as part of Christmas Doors Open.

The Christmas spice: Tastes and scents of the season

Social sessions inspired by the Garden, for people affected by dementia, their friends, relatives and supporters. Sessions include sensory activities and informal chat with 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.

Natural Partners: Trees, Woods & Forests & Our Basic Needs

Trees, woods and forests play a vital role in satisfying basic human needs (air, water, food, shelter) as well as higher level demands. Join us to explore this natural partnership and find out how it can be used to grow the understanding of future generations.

Super Soils

Super Soils

Discover the secrets of the soil with the Edible Gardening Team for the 2015 International Year of Soils. Displays, demonstrations and activities for all the family based around one of the world’s most important resources.

Christmas at the Cottage: Fruits of Christmas plus carols

Find out about the fruits we associate with the Christmas season, and try some festive fruity activities! Carol singing starts in the Professor’s Room at 3pm.

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.

The Black Pirate (1926) With live musical accompaniment

The Black Pirate (1926) With live musical accompaniment

We are delighted to welcome back the fantastic Jane Gardner Trio who performed at Buster Keaton's Steamboat Bill Jr last year. This year's film is about an aristocrat who joins a pirate crew in order to avenge the death of his father.

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.

Christmas at the Cottage: Christmas crafts plus carols

Demonstrations and craft activities inspired by nature. Carol singing starts in the Professor’s Room at 3pm.

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