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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!


Join research scientists to discover the important work the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is doing to explore, explain and conserve the world’s plants. Check the website for full programme details.

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.

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.

Expressive Watercolour & Landscape - Intermediate to Advanced

Explore the techniques, and expressive joys of landscape watercolour painting.

Expressive Watercolour & Landscape - Beginners

Explore the techniques and expressive joys of landscape watercolour painting.

Painting Nature with Acrylics

This informative ten-week course will guide the student in the use of wonderfully versatile acrylic paints; from basic colour theory to glazing to wet-in-wet painting to produce delightful images of nature.

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