Members' Events

Photography Competition 2014

Photography Competition 2014

The annual photography competition is back for 2014, so send us your best images for a chance to be published in The Scotsman, the Botanics Magazine and win a subscription to Amateur Photographer Magazine. All funds raised help support the Garden's work.

Edinburgh Friends of RBGE AGM and Talk by Professor Peter Hollingsworth: 'Biodiversity Science at the Botanics'

The AGM at 19.00 will be followed at 19.30 by a fascinating talk about biodiversity science at the Botanics. Professor Peter Hollingsworth, Director of Science at the RBGE will be giving the talk.

Evening Talk: Twenty Years of Plant-Hunting in the South Seas Islands

Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society and Friends of RBGE joint Lecture: Alistair Watt (Victoria, Australia), plant collector, amateur botanist and furniture maker gives this joint talk with the Royal Caledonian Horticulture Society.

The Plant Sale

Your annual chance to purchase from an enviable collection of plants at truly wonderful prices. Plus the Connoisseurs Collection & Home Baking Stall.

Coffee Morning: Birds, Bees and Badgers at the Botanics

The Edinburgh Botanics contains much more than plants. It is home to a wide variety of life and these have been catalogued by Dr Robert Mill, much helped by the Bioblitz in June 2013. He will talk about his expanding list of identified species.

Open Garden: Greenhill Park

A visit to two beautifully designed gardens. A mature selection of spring/early summer planting, wonderful trees and shrubs surrounding an interesting pond. There will also be a plant stall. Tea and coffee will be served.

A Spring Walk in the Edinburgh Garden

Simon Crutchley, Horticultural Supervisor, will show us the highlights of the season on a guided walk through the Garden.

Friends of RBGE Day Visit: Rossie House and Dowhill, Fife

Morning visit to Rossie House, Forgandenny, followed by lunch at the Grouse and Claret, Kinross. Afternoon visit to Dowhill, Fife, with afternoon tea.

Plant Creche at Gardening Scotland

Plant Creche at Gardening Scotland

RBGE Friends are organising the two plant creches at Gardening Scotland this year. In doing so we will be raising the profile of the RBGE and raising funds for the Small Project Fund. We are looking for volunteers to help out at the creches.

Friends' Tour to China

A wonderful opportunity to visit a truly amazing botanical land with the reassurance of travelling with like-minded Friends and the knowledge that for each booking a contribution will go to help the work undertaken by RBGE.

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