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See the plants of Chile in a new light through a smartphone microscope. Take your own photographs of this normally invisible universe and find out more about the science of microscopy.

Make an autumnal mobile

Come along and make a mobile using all manner of nature's autumnal harvest for you to hang at home or give away.

Mission: Climate Science

Join the climate scientists who are keeping tabs on how greenhouse gases affect our climate. Discover the science of climate change through performance, activities and exhibits, or take on the role of ‘mission scientist' on a research flight over the Arctic.

Botanic Lights 2015

Botanic Lights 2015

Tickets are now on sale for Botanic Lights 2015. As darkness descends, follow a magical trail of light through the Garden, featuring some enchanting light installations.

End of Season Shopping Event

Why not pop along to snap up some bargains and get the Christmas shopping on the way.

The Black Pirate (1926) With live musical accompaniment

The Black Pirate (1926) With live musical accompaniment

We are delighted to welcome back the fantastic Jane Gardner Trio who performed at Buster Keaton's Steamboat Bill Jr last year. This year's film is about an aristocrat who joins a pirate crew in order to avenge the death of his father.

Big Garden Birdwatch

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!

Beavers, Scottish Wildcats & Red Squirrels

Come along and find out all the latest news on the conservation of Beavers, Scottish Wildcats and Red Squirrels, and get involved in helping these iconic wild animals. Scottish Wildlife Trust will be here with games and activities as well as pelts, skulls and camera footage.

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