Members' Events

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

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.

Friends of RBGE Benmore AGM Followed by Talk from Simon Milne

Regius Keeper Simon Milne MBE will speak to members after the AGM.

Planting Ideas for Atmosphere & Visual Richness

Chelsea Gold Medal-winning designer Paul Hervey- Brookes will lead an intensive weekend workshop which explores the character of plants and how best to use them to create atmosphere in both planting schemes and when laying out the structure of a new garden.

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.

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