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Lecture: The International Conifer Conservation Project - Martin Gardner

This is a joint lecture organized by the Friends of RBGE and the Edinburgh Branch of the British Science Association.

Jay Griffiths on Kith

Jay Griffiths, award-winning writer and author of 'Wild: An Elemental Journey', will discuss how children's affinity for nature is an essential and universal element of childhood.

Powerful Plants: No Strangers Exhibition Talk

Powerful Plants: No Strangers Exhibition Talk

Join Ian Edwards, RBGE Head of Exhibitions and Events to find out more about the plants especially valued by the people featured in the 'no strangers' exhibition and what secrets they hold for the modern world.

Coffee Morning: Dawyck - A Carbon Neutral Botanic Garden

Hear from the curator of Dawyck about recent developments at this wonderful arboretum, including its new hydro scheme.

Green Worlds: No Strangers Exhibition Talk

Green Worlds: No Strangers Exhibition Talk

Celebrate the Harvest Festival and the last weekend of the ‘no strangers’ exhibition with Fiona Inches & Ian Edwards (RBGE) on a tour through the glasshouses.

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.

A History of Native Timber in Scottish Furniture Making

Stephen Jackson, Senior Curator of Furniture and Woodwork at National Museums Scotland, will discuss the use of native timber in Scottish furniture making from the 16th century to the present day. He will look at how individual species were used for distinct purposes and when and why different timbers were fashionable.

An essential resource; the many uses of Scottish woods throughout history

Christopher Smout, academic, historian, author and Historiographer Royal in Scotland will discuss the history of Scottish woodlands, forest management and timber.

Coffee Morning: The Secret Life of Ferns

Discover the amazing life cycle of ferns and how they can be used for magic tricks.

Evening Talk: Habitat Restoration by Botanic Gardens - A Photo Documentary

Evening Talk: Habitat Restoration by Botanic Gardens - A Photo Documentary

Nature and conservation photographer Barney Wilczak takes us through his photo documentary of the pioneering work carried out by the Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens.

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