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Photography Competition 2014

Photography Competition 2014

The annual photography competition is back for 2014, so send us your best images for a chance to be published in The Scotsman, the Botanics Magazine and win a subscription to Amateur Photographer Magazine. All funds raised help support the Garden's work.

Images of a Green Planet - International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition

Images of a Green Planet - International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition

An outdoor photography exhibition featuring gardens, plants and landscapes that reveal the diversity and beauty of our green planet.

Sylva

Sylva

Sylva is an exhibition to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the publication of John Evelyn’s Sylva - A Discourse on Forest Trees. It features remarkable drawings by Sarah Simblet from the New Sylva (Bloomsbury, 2014), a new book written by Gabriel Hemery that brings Evelyn’s classic discourse up-to-date. You can also see classic tree books selected by 35 prominent people and vote for your own favourite tree book of all time.

Sara Dodd: Sea Flora

Sara Dodd: Sea Flora

A collection of close to 40 seaweed specimens that reveal the extraordinary range, beauty and diversity of seaweeds that grow in the rock pools and kelp beds along the shores of East Lothian, from Gullane to Seacliff.

Gold Bunny Hunt

This Easter, hop into action and enjoy some magical family moments at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh with the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt. Make this your Hoppy-est Easter ever!

Corin Sworn

Corin Sworn

Inverleith House presents the first major solo exhibition in Scotland by Corin Sworn. Developed from visits to the Garden’s Herbarium, the exhibition features new work connected to the process of natural dyeing using plants.

Painting Rhododendrons - Janis Bain

The RBGE has a wonderful range of rhododendrons and this course offers the opportunity to study, paint and draw these fascinating plants in detail in the prime of their flowering season.

Laponia: Nature & Natives

Laponia: Nature & Natives

In the far north of Sweden, one of the best preserved wilderness areas of Europe is also home to the indigeneous, reindeer-herders - the Sami. A film by Andrea Barghi and Veronica Bernacchioni explores the relationship between nature and Sami culture. Followed by a discussion with anthropologist Professor Tim Ingold.

Botanics Late: Indigenous?

Botanics Late: Indigenous?

Join scientists and artists for an exclusive evening event in the John Hope Gateway celebrating the connection between culture and nature - both internationally and here in Scotland. The programme includes live music from Scottish singer Mairi Campbell and Colombian band Khantara and an exclusive after hours visit to the Garden’s contemporary art gallery, Inverleith House, to see the new Corin Sworn exhibition. There will be hands-on making sessions with a focus on Colombian beads, Colombian chocolate and Scottish herbal remedies. You will also have the chance to create artworks with Tansy Lee Moir and Sarah Simblet whose tree drawings feature in the Gateway’s new Sylva exhibition. The Gateway Restaurant will host a special Botanics Late Bar and serve a range of delicious refreshments.

Corin Sworn Exhibition Tour

Paul Nesbitt and Chloe Reith (Inverleith House) discuss Corin Sworn’s exhibition.

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