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Carols at the Cottage

Carols at the Cottage

On a cold winter’s night, be filled with festive cheer as you enjoy a glass of mulled wine, hot mince pies and sing carols in the Botanic Cottage.

Reading Together

Reading Together

A book group with a difference - drop-in sessions where we read aloud and discuss stories. Led by Open Book.

Natural Partners

Natural Partners

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.

Reading Together

Reading Together

A book group with a difference - drop-in sessions where we read aloud and discuss stories. Led by Open Book.

Meet Santa

Meet Santa

This December, Santa is coming to the Botanics. He will be making his base in the Real Life Science Studio within the John Hope Gateway visitor centre. He will be available to meet and greet children, parents and pose for ‘Santa Selfies’.

Garden Social for Dementia:  Winter warmers

Garden Social for Dementia: Winter warmers

Free sessions with refreshments and activities inspired by the Garden for people affected by dementia.

Evening Talk: A Sense of Wonder - who needs to see when you can smell?

Join Dr Kerry Walter for an insightful discussion of one of the botanical world's most useful senses - the sense of smell.

Coffee Morning: Tours and Day Visits

Come and join us for tea, coffee and the official launch of our Friend's of RBGE Tours 2017.

Meet the Glasshouse Staff

Meet the Glasshouse Staff

Meet in the Arid Lands Glasshouse for a tour with Gunnar our Xerophytic plant grower and find out how plants have adapted to survive with little water. Come along to find out more about our stunning collection of plants from the people who care for them.

Big Garden Bird Watch

Big Garden Bird Watch

Are there fewer blackbirds these days? Are blue tits ruling the roost? Every year half a million people take part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch to find out. Join the RSPB and contribute to the largest garden bird survey ever!

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