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Take One Action Film Festival

Take One Action Film Festival

The UK's leading global citizens' film festival returns to the Botanics with two more exclusive bike-powered movies under the stars.

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 led by 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

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 summer!


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.

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.

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