Special Events

Building for Nature

Building for Nature

Spanning four centuries, our remarkable collection of buildings range from a grand Georgian villa to stunning Victorian glasshouses, a classic 1960s herbarium and glasshouse range to the 21st century John Hope Gateway, with many more besides.

The HandleBards

The HandleBards

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the HandleBards are returning to the Botanics to perform their '4 for 400' season - Four Shakespeare plays performed by four actors.

Jazz at the Courtyard

Jazz at the Courtyard

Join us for an evening of late summer jazz.

Take One Action Film Festival - Bike-powered cinema

Take One Action Film Festival - Bike-powered cinema

The UK's leading global change festival returns to the Botanics with two more exclusive bike-powered movies under the stars. Full details on films being screened will be available from mid-August at takeoneaction.org.uk.

Climate Change: Are our Gardens Ready?

Climate Change: Are our Gardens Ready?

Join us for a series of talks on the impact of climate change on RBGE.

Botanic Lights 2016

Botanic Lights 2016

Botanic Lights is back for 2016. Embark upon a journey of light around the world and explore regions from where the Garden's plants were collected to the places its scientists carry out important research and conservation work today. Every night from 13 October to 6 November (except Mondays). For further information and tickets visit http://www.botaniclights.co.uk/

Friends of RBGE 25th Anniversary Ceilidh

Celebrate 25 years of the Friends of RBGE with a very special ceilidh.

Halloween Activity Day

A spooky day of activities!! Come along for seasonal fun with a Pumpkin lit Ghost Walk, competitions, prizes and spooky snacks.

End of Season Shopping Event

Why not pop along and get some bargains for Christmas and many other end of season bargains!

Christmas in the Gallery

Christmas in the Gallery

Come to the Courtyard Gallery for some festive celebrations.

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