Events in from

John Muir and friends – Historic collections online

Elspeth Haston, RBGE Deputy Herbarium Curator will discuss the recent digitisation of the RBGE herbarium with reference to specimens found in the Natures Beloved Son exhibition.

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.

Talking Trees

Talking Trees

Let the RBGE’s volunteer storytellers grow your imaginations with tall tales from around the world.

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.

Photography Competition Prizegiving

Prizegiving, talks, and wine and food provided.

Felt Impressions

On this one-day workshop we will use a combination of dry and wet felt making techniques and learn to “draw” with fibres to create your own impressionist picture. Suitable for all abilities.

Botanical Treasures

Join our staff for a rare opportunity to view some of the hidden gems from the RBGE collections. Hear the stories behind the objects chosen for the Botanical Treasures book.

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.

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.

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