Events in from

Coffee Morning: Birds, Bees and Badgers at the Botanics

The Edinburgh Botanics contains much more than plants. It is home to a wide variety of life and these have been catalogued by Dr Robert Mill, much helped by the Bioblitz in June 2013. He will talk about his expanding list of identified species.

Guided Walk : The Magic of Spring

Come along and enjoy a tour around the garden in the company of a member of the horticultural team. See the seasonal displays of floral delights such as Primulas and Maddenia Rhododendrons.

Open Garden: Greenhill Park

A visit to two beautifully designed gardens. A mature selection of spring/early summer planting, wonderful trees and shrubs surrounding an interesting pond. There will also be a plant stall. Tea and coffee will be served.

Turtles in Scotland

The Marine Conservation Society will be showcasing some of their work with endangered turtles. Come and visit us to find out what we do to help some of Scotland’s rarest visitors, from our satellite tagging program to our work reducing the problem of marine litter than can injure them. Say hello to our life size leatherback turtle model called Lola. You can even make your very own finger puppet turtle!

Friends of Dawyck Botanic Garden Annual Plant Sale

Bring and buy plant sale - come and find something new and interesting for your garden. All plants sourced from local gardens. On the day there will also be stalls from The Peebleshire Beekeeper's association, Waulkmill Cider and a Home Baking Stall.

Talking Trees Storytelling

Talking Trees Storytelling

Let the Botanics’ own volunteer storytellers grow your imaginations with their 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.

Fantastic Forth Under Threat

The Marine Conservation Society will be showcasing some of their work in tackling rising marine pollution and show how you can help. Come and visit us to find out more about the Forth estuary, its wildlife and the threats it faces. We will also be joined by staff from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue who will engage with people about their work with cetaceans and seals. Come and make your own jellyfish from recycled materials and have a look at our seashore touch table and rockpool creatures!

Spinners and Weavers

Come along and find out more about the fascinating topic of spinning and weaving. Local Guild experts will be on hand to demonstrate various techniques.

Opening under Scotland's Garden Scheme

The Garden is open to support Scotland’s Garden Scheme Charities. The Garden reaches its early summer climax with a canvas of colours ranging from exotic Rhododendrons, spectacular Paeonias and Meconopsis to name but a few.

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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)