Family Events

The Flow Country

The Flow Country

An exhibition focussing on one of Europe’s last wild places, in the far north of Scotland.

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.

Calvinball

Calvinball

Lively, musical and slightly wild, this unique theatre experience draws on the natural curiosities of children (and ex-children) inviting, but not demanding, participation.

Plant Scenery of the World : Art Explorers

Plant Scenery of the World : Art Explorers

Make your own work of art with Greengage Arts, using a wide range of tactile and fun materials from the Gardens.

Plant Stories of the World

Plant Stories of the World

Explorers through the centuries have learnt to value the traditional knowledge of tribal people that has been honed by the need to live in balance with nature. Join a family storytelling walk through the tropical rainforest to discover the powerful plants that can sustain, cure or kill!

Fungus Fun

Fungus Fun

Discover the amazing world of Scottish fungi with Plantlife Scotland. Fungi are not plants or animal, but these often strange looking living things play a vital role in keeping plants healthy and recycling nutrients by decomposing the dead.

Scotland's Gardens Day

Garden open under Scotland's Gardens. Guided walk at 2.15pm.

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.

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