Members' Events

Buster Keaton's

Buster Keaton's "Steamboat Bill Jr" with live musical accompaniment

Join us for a screening of Buster Keaton's 1928 comedy "Steamboat Bill Jr" with a newly composed/improvised score performed live by Jane Gardner (piano), Roddy Long (violin), and Hazel Morrison (percussion). The film will be followed by refreshments.

Evening Talk: In the footsteps of George Forrest with the Friends of RBGE - John Mitchell

A chance to see and hear firsthand details of the Friends of RGE'as recent botanical tour or China's Yunnan province under the skilled leadership of RBGE's Alpine plants expert John Mitchell.

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.

Coffee Morning: The Exotic Garden at Logan

Curator Richard Baines will talk about RBGE's most southerly garden. The new, 'green' conservatory is open and houses a collection of South African plants.

A Winter Walk followed by Soup, Sandwiches and a Slide-Show

Friends of the Garden and their guests are invited on a walk through the Gardens led by a member of staff. The walk will be followed by lunch in the gallery and a slide-show from the Friends of RBGE trip to China.

Evening Talk: From plot to plate. How to plan and work a vegetable plot, presented by RBGE's Students of Horticulture

Each year, Students of Horticulture are given a small plot to plan and work a vegetable plot as part of their exam and offer tips and inspiration

Cofee Morning: Scotland's Vegetable Ancestors

The Really Wild Veg project explores how domesticated crops differ from their wild ancestors. Which is better for our health?

From Wild to Cultivation

A talk by John Mitchell of RBGE on Management of the Alpine Collection with emphasis on additions from the wild.

Evening Talk: Petticoats and Plants - Scotland’s Gardening Women, 1800 – 1930

Join the Friends of RBGE and the Garden History Society of Scotland for their joint Spring lecture

James Duncan - An Enlightened Victorian

Art historian Dr Andrew Watson will talk about industrialist, philanthropist and art collector James Duncan who did so much to develop the garden at Braemore.

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