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Open Book: Reading Together

Open Book: Reading Together

Every Thursday 10:30–12:00 | ages 16+ | Botanic Cottage | free | If you love reading come to a book group with a difference, where stories and poems are read aloud and discussed over tea and coffee. Led by the charity Open Book.

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Mon & Tue 1 - 2.30pm. Take a walk 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

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

1st Saturday each month. Pop in join in with practical growing activities with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers, find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your questions answered.

Flora Scotia

Celebrating the richness of native plants in Scotland and their importance in our lives, this exhibition displays the excellence and variety of styles of botanical artists working in Scotland today.

The Lost Words

The Lost Words

Taking the form of both an exhibition and a book, The Lost Words celebrates the relationship between language and the living world, and of nature’s power to spark the imagination.

Learn a Craft in the Botanic Cottage: Print, Fold, Stitch - making Eco print books

Learn a Craft in the Botanic Cottage: Print, Fold, Stitch - making Eco print books

Join Cassandra Barron, of Bookbinding with Cass, and Elisabeth Viguie-Culshaw, of The Lansdowne House of Stencils, at the Botanic Cottage for a creative workshop introducing the techniques of eco-printing and French-link stitch binding, to create your own hand-bound journal inspired by the Botanic Gardens.

Dads Rock Father’s Day Family Takeover

Dads Rock Father’s Day Family Takeover

Dads Rock and friends are back to take over the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh this year for a day of free family fun to celebrate Father's Day.

Hortics, Logistics and Politics: Flower Shows

Hortics, Logistics and Politics: Flower Shows

Join Billy Carruthers from Binny Plants as he tells us how he planned and prepared an award-winning exhibit at Chelsea and other flower shows.

Edinburgh’s Shoreline

Edinburgh’s Shoreline

As part of RBGE’s Shoreline project, local communities have been exploring the rich natural and cultural heritage of Edinburgh’s 27km coast.

Learn a Craft in the Botanic Cottage: Mini Leather journal workshop

Learn a Craft in the Botanic Cottage: Mini Leather journal workshop

Join Cassandra Barron, of Bookbinding with Cass, to create a series of leather or pleather bound mini journals incorporating your own hand-printed papers inspired by the flora and fauna of the Botanic Gardens. No previous experience required and beginners are more than welcome. All materials provided.

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