Members' Events

Open Book: Reading Together

Open Book: Reading Together

Every Thursday 10:30–12:00 | ages 16+ | Botanic Cottage | free | If you love reading come to a book group with a difference, where stories and poems are read aloud and discussed over tea and coffee. Led by the charity Open Book.

Garden Social for Dementia

Garden Social for Dementia

Free every first Friday of the month|10:30–12:00 with refreshments and activities. Inspired by the Garden for people affected by dementia. Numbers are limited; please arrive a little early to avoid disappointment. Email community

Botanic Cottage Open Day | (First Friday afternoon of the month)

Botanic Cottage Open Day | (First Friday afternoon of the month)

Join a free, drop in, public tour of the Botanic Cottage and discover how it was saved and rebuilt. Arrive early to avoid disappointment as numbers are limited. Free, Drop-in event, all ages 1.30pm & 3pm

Learn a Craft in the Botanic Cottage: Willow Baskets

One day craft workshops where you can learn a new skill and take something home you have made yourself. With experienced tutors and all materials provided.

Botanic Cottage Open Day

Botanic Cottage Open Day

Every first Saturday afternoon of the month at 3pm join a free, drop in, public tour of the Botanic Cottage and discover how it was saved and rebuilt. Arrive early to avoid disappointment as numbers are limited.

Coffee Morning & Talk: Cowden Castle Japanese Garden; History and Restoration

Coffee Morning & Talk: Cowden Castle Japanese Garden; History and Restoration

Kate White will give a brief history of Japanese Gardens in the UK and tell us about the restoration of the Japanese Garden at Cowden Castle.

Seeds of Blood and Beauty: Scottish Plant Hunters

Seeds of Blood and Beauty: Scottish Plant Hunters

An illustrated talk by Anne Lindsay on the history of Scottish plant hunters. A joint event hosted by the Friends of RBGE and Scotland's Garden and Landscape Heritage.

Talk: Plant Collecting in Chile - Chile at Benmore

Join Peter Baxter, Curator, Benmore Botanic Garden for a talk on his 2017 expedition to Chile.

SSBA Forum Meetings

SSBA Forum Meetings

Twin Lecture on the History and build of the Botanic Cottage from RBGE's own experts; Jane Corrie Cottage Trustee, RBGE Volunteer Guide, BC Volunteer Guide and Gerry Gallagher RBGE Estates project Manager and BC Volunteer Guide. Free. Booking Essential.

Music in the Gallery with 8+1

Join local choir 8 + 1 in the beautiful surroundings of Benmore Courtyard Gallery.

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