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Family Art Trail

Journey into your imagination through Plant Scenery of the World in a fun, interactive in-gallery resource for all the family.

Garden Social for Dementia| (First Friday morning of the month)

Garden Social for Dementia| (First Friday morning of the month)

Free sessions with refreshments and activities, inspired by the Garden, for people affected by dementia. Numbers are limited; please arrive a little early to avoid disappointment.

Botanic Cottage Open Day | (First Friday afternoon of the month)

Botanic Cottage Open Day | (First Friday afternoon of the month)

Join a free, drop in, public tour of the Botanic Cottage and discover how it was saved and rebuilt. Arrive early to avoid disappointment as numbers are limited. Free, Drop-in event, all ages 1.30pm & 3pm

Calvinball

Calvinball

Lively, musical and slightly wild, this unique theatre experience draws on the natural curiosities of children (and ex-children) inviting, but not demanding, participation.

Silent Space - Peaceful Time in Green Places

Imagine stepping into a green and tranquil place. Somewhere you feel free to switch off your phone, stop talking and just take in the view and listen to nature...

The Handlebards: A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Handlebards: A Midsummer Night's Dream

This critically acclaimed show is back by popular demand in the Botanic Garden, with riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos and a great deal of laughter.

Paradise in Palm Houses: A History of the Glasshouses at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Paradise in Palm Houses: A History of the Glasshouses at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Learn about the history of the glasshouses at RBGE in an informative talk with Glasshouse Manager Fiona Inches. From the first evidence of glasshouse building in the 17th century, to the recent re-landscaping of the Palm House, the glasshouses have been instrumental to tropical plant research at RBGE.

Reading Together drop-in book group (Every Thursday morning)

Reading Together drop-in book group (Every Thursday morning)

Every Thursday 10:30–12:00 | ages 14+ | Botanic Cottage | Free | If you love reading come to a book group with a difference, where stories and poems are read aloud and discussed over tea and coffee | led by the charity Open Book

Market Garden Course

Market Garden Course

Free 5 week course taught by our own experienced Market Gardener, Ben Dell. Learn the horticultural skills required to set up and manage a small scale garden using organic principles.

Mark Shannon Photography Exhibition

Photography Exhibition

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