Family Events

Scotland’s Bread

Scotland’s Bread

Discover more about the story of bread with the Edible Gardening Project and Andrew Whitley, author of Bread Matters and founder of Scotland the Bread. Find out about growing wheat, milling flour, making dough, proving and baking at our drop in session. Try some tasty home-baked sourdough made with our Botanics grown wheat at our family friendly afternoon.

Art Explorers

Art Explorers

Be inspired to make your own festive work of art as we explore the beauty of the Garden this winter.

Carols at the Cottage

Carols at the Cottage

On a cold winter’s night, be filled with festive cheer as you enjoy a glass of mulled wine, hot mince pies and sing carols in the Botanic Cottage.

24 Doors of Advent

24 Doors of Advent

As part of Edinburgh's Christmas 24 Doors of Advent, come and join a guided tour of the Temperate Palm House and discover more about the fascinating living collection housed within.

Meet Santa at the Botanics

Meet Santa at the Botanics

This December, Santa is coming to the Botanics. He will be available to meet and greet children, parents and pose for photos.

Big Garden Bird Watch

Big Garden Bird Watch

Are there fewer blackbirds these days? Are blue tits ruling the roost? Every year half a million people take part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch to find out. Join the RSPB and contribute to the largest garden bird survey ever!

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