Family Events

Meet the Glasshouse Staff

Come along to find out more about our stunning collection of plants from the people who care for them. Each month meet a different member of our indoor horticulture team, each with different specialist knowledge.

Open Day

Open Day

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

Bugs & Beasties

Run in conjunction with the R.S.P.B. A fun filled afternoon tracking down creepy crawlies and getting to know what you have found. Make a bug box to take home and encourage nature into your garden.

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.

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.

June Guided Bird Walk

Enjoy an early morning walk learning about birds and the Garden.

Power of Food Festival at the Botanics

Power of Food Festival at the Botanics

Join the Edible Gardening Project as we celebrate Edinburgh's community gardens with the city-wide Power of Food Festival.

Dads Rock Father's Day

Dads Rock Father's Day

Dads Rock and friends are taking over the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh this year for a day of free family fun to celebrate Father's Day. Come and explore the Garden and enjoy creative activities, dancing, storytelling, songs, theatre, yoga and much more.

Art Explorers: Rain Forest Orchestra

Art Explorers: Rain Forest Orchestra

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. Create rain sticks and shakers from amazing plant materials.

Kite Making

Come along and make a simple kite that you can take away and fly in your garden or on the beach

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