Family Events

Wildlife in Galloway

In conjunction wih Dumfries & Galloway Wildlife festival this exhibition will feature birds, animals and associated items linked to the Great British Countryside.

Botanical Artistry: Bees at the Botanics - Ali McLeod

Over five weeks we will use miniature paintbrushes and watercolour to create an exquisitely detailed illustration of a bee and flowers from RBGE, whilst learning about the essential role these insects play in all our gardens.

June Guided Bird Walk

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

Pastels and Painting Pebbles: Drop-in Art Workshops

Pastels and Painting Pebbles: Drop-in Art Workshops

After you have seen the current exhibition, Boys and Pastel, by Nicolas Party at Inverleith House, come and explore the materials used by the artist in our informal drop-in art workshop for children. Please note children must be accompanied by an adult.

Forth Under Threat

Forth Under Threat

The Firth of Forth has outstanding wildlife and great opportunities to see it up close in boats and at the beach. Marine Conservation Society is working to turn the tide on the threats our oceans face. Come and find out how you could help.

Build your own Bat Box

With help from the volunteers of Dumfries and Galloway’s Bat Group, come along and make your own bat box to take away and place in your garden; as well as joining in with other batty activities.

Dawyck BioBlitz

Join naturalists in the big drive to record the wildlife of Dawyck Botanic Garden.

The Garden Gnome Club

The Garden Gnome Club

Children's Holiday Club A week of fun, creative activities inspired by nature including: games, crafts, art, drama, storytelling and adventure at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh!

Create a Dragon Fly mobile

Come along and find out how to convert some canes, pipe cleaners, beads, fishing line and plastic sheet into a dragonfly mobile. When complete, take them home to hang in your bedroom.

Make a wooden spinner

Come along and make, and decorate, yourself a wooden spinner to give your hours of entertainment when you have nothing else to do.

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