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Nature Mother of Invention

Nature Mother of Invention

Many of the World's greatest inventions combine human intellect with inspiration from nature. This new exhibition shows how one tropical plant family, the Sapotaceae, has contributed to a wide variety of useful creations.

Daily Garden Walks

Celebrate the seasons and join our expert Garden Guides on a tour of the Garden. Discover seasonal highlights, hidden treasures and talks of the intrepid adventurers behind the plants on display.

The Ideal Hut Show

The Ideal Hut Show

An open-air installation consisting of eighteen off-the-shelf garden sheds reinvented by architects and designers from home and abroad.

Building for Nature

Building for Nature

Spanning four centuries, our remarkable collection of buildings range from a grand Georgian villa to stunning Victorian glasshouses, a classic 1960s herbarium and glasshouse range to the 21st century John Hope Gateway, with many more besides.

Wild About Scotland

Wild About Scotland

Help us celebrate Scotland's Nature Festival and do some hands-on exploration of the wonderful world of plants and fungi. Join Botanics staff exploring and conserving nature in Scotland, including our very own Celtic rainforest.

Open Day

Open Day

Falconry Display, plant sale, craft fair, music and lots more at this year's Open Day.

The Cottage Garden Gala

The Cottage Garden Gala

Celebrate the Botanic Cottage at our Georgian jamboree! It's time to party like it's 1766 as we celebrate the relocation of the original Botanic Cottage from it's Leith Walk site.

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers. Find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your vegetable growing questions answered.

Reading Together

Reading Together

A book group with a difference - drop-in sessions where we read aloud and discuss stories. Led by Open Book.

Art Explorers: Magical Mobiles

Art Explorers: Magical Mobiles

Be inspired to make your own work of art as we explore the beauty of the Garden using a wide range of colourful and tactile materials. Get recycling and make all sorts of colourful creatures and plants for a garden mobile.

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