Family Events

June Guided Bird Walk

Enjoy an early morning walk learning about birds and the Garden.

Forth Under Threat

Forth Under Threat

The Firth of Forth has outstanding wildlife and great opportunities to see it up close in boats and at the beach. Marine Conservation Society is working to turn the tide on the threats our oceans face. Come and find out how you could help.

Build your own Bat Box

With help from the volunteers of Dumfries and Galloway’s Bat Group, come along and make your own bat box to take away and place in your garden; as well as joining in with other batty activities.

Create a Dragon Fly mobile

Come along and find out how to convert some canes, pipe cleaners, beads, fishing line and plastic sheet into a dragonfly mobile. When complete, take them home to hang in your bedroom.

Make a wooden spinner

Come along and make, and decorate, yourself a wooden spinner to give your hours of entertainment when you have nothing else to do.

Guided walk: An exotic Paradise!

Come along and enjoy a tour with a Gardener and ask questions as you go around viewing the late summer floral displays. Some of the plants you will see on your tour include Watsonias, Galtonias, Dieramas and exotic Fuchsias.

The Mull of Galloway Exhibition

An exhibition providing a illustrated history of the Mull of Galloway.

Evening Talk: My Favourite Tree in the Garden

RBGE's tree expert William Hinchliffe will give a talk about the five most popular trees in the Garden, chosen by the public in a recent poll. He will give an insight into the history, care and botany of the trees and of the current tree collecting and program.

Scotland's Gardens

Garden open under Scotland's Gardens, guided walk, children's craft sessions.

Bugs & Beasties

Run in conjunction with the RSPB. A fun filled afternoon tracking down creepy crawlies then finding out what you have found.

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