Members' Events

Tour to South Africa

Tour to South Africa

Join the Friends of RBGE tour to South Africa and see some of the country's magnificent gardens, rich variety of wildlife and stunning scenery.

Coffee Morning & Talk: The Wee World of Lichens at the Edinburgh Garden

Coffee Morning & Talk: The Wee World of Lichens at the Edinburgh Garden

Lichens add colour, texture and diversity to our landscapes and gardens. This talk will introduce The Wee World of Lichens, a new trail at RBGE

Private View of Exhibition: Plant Scenery of the World

Enjoy a private tour with the Curator of RBGE's summer exhibition which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the RBGE's 'Front Range' glasshouses.

Autumn Bring and Buy Plant Sale

Join us for our annual plant sale.

Species Old and New: The Remarkable Diversity of Begonias

Begonia is the fastest growing plant genus thanks in large part to work at RBGE. Hear about the resurging interest in these fascinating plants.

Evening Talk: Treasures of the Herbarium

A chance to see and hear about the fantastic collection of plant specimens held in RBGE's Herbarium including the specimen of Tiquilia collected on the Galapagos Islands by Charles Darwin on the Voyage of the Beagle.

End of Season Shopping Event

Shopping Event

George Forrest: Plant Collector

Forrest travelled to China 7 times from 1904 onwards and introduced many plants to RBGE and western gardens and herbaria. Hear his story from archivist Leonie Paterson.

Coffee Morning: Tours and Day Visits

Come and hear about the exciting programme planned for the coming year with the opportunity to talk to the organisers from the Edinburgh Committee.

Benmore: Scotland’s Rainforest Garden

Benmore is the largest and wettest garden in the RBGE group and is well known for its Rhododendrons and plants from Chile, Japan and the Himalayas. Hear the story from Curator Peter Baxter.

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