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Talking Trees

Talking Trees

Let the RBGE’s volunteer storytellers grow your imaginations with tall tales from around the world.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Coffee Morning: In the Footsteps of Kingdon Ward

Hear about a recent visit to Myanmar, collecting herbarium specimens in this land of great biodiversity.

Evening Talk: Chocolate - History, Facts and Myths

Ali Gower, owner of The Chocolate Tree (one of the very few chocolatiers in the UK who make their own chocolate) will explain the challenges of making chocolate from bean to bar. A range of produce will be offered for tasting.

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