Family Events

Scotland's Gardens Day

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

Halloween Trail

Halloween Trail

Ah-choo! Caley, the Garden’s witch is a bit under the weather. Can you help her cat, Mi-agh, find healing plants and cast a spell to make her better in time for Halloween?

Feather up a Pine Cone Bird

Create your very own feathered friend to place on your desk or bedside cabinet made from a selection of feathers and a pine cone.

Autumn Dream: Storytelling Day at the Garden

Autumn Dream: Storytelling Day at the Garden

Storytellers will animate the Garden for a relaxed afternoon of stories for all the family.

Weave a Woolly Twig Star

Using some twigs and wool weave yourself an autumnal star to hang in your bedroom window.

Halloween Activity Day

A spooky day of activities!! Come along for seasonal fun with a Pumpkin lit Ghost Walk, competitions, prizes and spooky snacks.

Discover a 200-year Scottish/Nepali relationship

Puppets, dancers and storytellers bring to life the story of 18th Century Indian Botanical artists working with a Scottish medic in the Kathmandu Valley. Discover the trees of Nepal with a guided walk and share Diwali celebrations with local Nepali-Scots.

Art Explorers:  The Wonder of Nepal

Art Explorers: The Wonder of Nepal

Be inspired to make your own work of art as we explore the beauty of the Garden using a wide range of colourful and tactile materials.

Making Christmas decorations using fresh material

A festive 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.

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