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Learn to Relax

Learning to relax is a friendly invitation to come home to yourself. Being present to whatever experiences arise in the mind without necessarily engaging them brings greater flexibility and clarity to one’s life. Six sessions over 12 weeks with Ian Tullis.

Evening Talk: Foraging for Food - Scotland's Wild Harvest

Fi Martynoga, editor of the book 'Scotland's Wild Harvest' will tell us which wild products we can find in the Scottish countryside and where and when to forage.

Benmore Serenade

Benmore Serenade

An afternoon Serenade with the Grazioso String Quartet in the Courtyard Gallery, Benmore, with a varied and attractive choice of music in beautiful surroundings. What better combination than a String Quartet and Botanic Garden in September!

Explorathon '14

Explorathon '14

Meet the good, the bad and the frankly bizarre fungi, and discover how a family of tropical trees is linked to gym shoes and dentistry with scientists from the Botanics.

Fungi Identification for Beginners

An introduction to the identification of fungi. You will be introduced to the different field characteristics of each of the families and their genera, how to apply these to identification keys, and good practice for collection.

Doors Open Day - Herbarium and Library

Doors Open Day - Herbarium and Library

Join a tour of the Herbarium and Library Building. Opened in 1964, it houses one of Europe's largest botanical libraries and a collection of around 3 million preserved specimens that underpin the Garden's scientific research.

Know your Onions, Botany from the Vegetable Patch

On this one-day workshop you will learn to distinguish your roots from your shoots and your axils from your apices on this hands-on introduction to botany using the plants we know best.

Finders Keepers - Plant Hunters, Past and Present and some of the more Unusual Ways of Conserving Plant Material

The Plant Heritage All Scotland Meeting presents a programme of speakers and activities on the theme of Plant Hunters, from the past and present day, and ways of conserving plant material.

Beginning Botanical Illustration (Monday mornings)

This class introduces students to techniques in botanical painting.

Beginning Botanical Illustration (Monday evenings)

This class introduces students to techniques in botanical painting.

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