Family Events

Plant Scenery of the World

Plant Scenery of the World

A major exhibition celebrating 50 years of the ‘Front Range’, RBGE’s innovative modernist glasshouses.

Family Art Trail

Journey into your imagination through Plant Scenery of the World in a fun, interactive in-gallery resource for all the family.

The Botanics Halloween Trail

This Halloween, help Caley the good garden witch and her cat, Mì-àgh, as they plan a very special party for all the garden’s friends. Follow Mì-àgh to track down their guests’ unusual homes, and earn a tasty reward!

Dream up your own Dreamcatcher

Children's Activity

Glass Menageries

Glass Menageries

Take a walk from jungle to desert, mountaintop to tropical swamp, in this guided tour with Ed Hollis, storyteller of the secret lives that buildings live. Drawing on diverse influences and stories, Ed will bring the microcosm of the glasshouses and the imaginary worlds they contain to life.

Dancing with Trees

Dancing with Trees

Storytellers Alette Willis and Allison Galbraith guide you through the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, sharing stories from their recently published collection of Eco-tales. An outside event, visiting some of the beautiful botanical niches. If weather is bad, the session will take place in the historical Botanic Cottage.

Reserve tickets: www.thebotanics.eventbrite.co.uk

The Natural Storyteller

The Natural Storyteller inspires children and adults to tell tales from Norway and many other lands.

Rocky Friend

Children's Activity

Life Through a Lens

Using a mixture of microscopes, experiments and art join our journey of discovery. See what the pioneers of microscopy saw and find out how microscopes are helping scientists today.

Life Through a Lens

Using a mixture of microscopes, experiments and art join our journey of discovery. See what the pioneers of microscopy saw and find out how microscopes are helping scientists today.

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