Family Events

Botanical Artistry: Bees at the Botanics - Ali McLeod

Over five weeks we will use miniature paintbrushes and watercolour to create an exquisitely detailed illustration of a bee and flowers from RBGE, whilst learning about the essential role these insects play in all our gardens.

Open Day

We promise a fun day out for all the family at this year's Open Day!

June Guided Bird Walk

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

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.

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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