Family Events

Making Christmas decorations using fresh material

A demonstration by Rosemary Benn and Maureen Robinson.

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 using a wide range of colourful and tactile materials.

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.

Meet Santa

Meet Santa

This December, Santa is coming to the Botanics. He will be making his base in the Real Life Science Studio within the John Hope Gateway visitor centre. He will be available to meet and greet children, parents and pose for ‘Santa Selfies’.

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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