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Giving Nature a Home

Giving Nature a Home

Why not hop along to the Botanics this summer and take part in a range of family focused weekend wildlife activities?

RSPB staff will help you discover more about the range of wildlife that makes the garden their home from mini beasts, birds through to mammals.

'Seasearch' Seaweeds Identification Course

'Seasearch' Seaweeds Identification Course

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) in conjunction with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) are running a 2-day Seasearch Seaweed Identification Course based at Eyemouth, Scotland, on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June 2014. The course is open to divers and non-divers, whatever your existing level of knowledge, and aims to teach the basic biology of seaweeds, key methods of identification and collection techniques.

June Garden Guided Walk.

June Garden Guided Walk.

Enjoy a walk around the Garden with one of our Garden Guides looking at the beautiful blue poppies.

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.

Photographic Workshop

Bring your cameras, lenses and tripods to take part in this photographic workshop with Sandy Welsh at Dawyck Botanic Garden.

Coffee Morning: Botanic Cottage Reborn

Discover the story of a unique building in the history of the Botanics: a 250 year old cottage which has been moved stone-by-stone from Leith Walk, and is being re-built in the Edinburgh Garden in 2014.

The fascinating flora of South Africa - an illustrated talk by David Gwynne- Evans talk

David Gwynne-Evans has spent eighteen years documenting the flora of the Cape Floristic Kingdom of South Africa, the smallest plant kingdom in the world. In his talk, he will be detailing some of the greatest of his finds and the unique habitats in which they occur. Fran Siebrits was tasked with landscaping "The Boomslang" canopy walk at Kirstenbosch and is a part-time manager at the Kirstenbosch Garden Centre. Together they will be revealing South African gardening techniques and landscaping subjects.

Guided Walk : Early Summer Highlights

Come along and enjoy a tour around the garden with a member of the garden staff to see summer sensations blooming in Scotland’s Most Exotic Garden.

Papermaking with Plants

The garden is the inspiration for this programme, so we will be using flowers, leaves, seeds, stems and natural dyes from the plants grown both at Edinburgh Botanics and in the artist’s garden to make distinctive and unique papers.


Corroboree is an art festival that will animate five of Scotland’s botanic gardens by celebrating people, indigenous culture and ecological diversity among the Commonwealth of Nations.

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