Special Events

Friends' Overseas Tour Launch - Japan 2016

Following successful trips to China and to Chile, the Friends of RBGE will be going abroad again, this time to Japan. If you are interested in going on the tour, please come along for more details. The tour will take place 28 June 2016 - 13 July 2016.

Capturing the Fabulous Forests of Chile

Members new and old are warmly invited to spend an evening immersed in the beauty and rich diversity of Chile's temperate forests and woodlands. Hear from Regius Keeper Simon Milne and meet award winning botanical artist Isik Guner.

The Quest for Paradise

Why are there always gardens in Paradise? What is the allure, the magic, the stories and traditions that evoke our longing and encourage us to design heavens on Earth.

Botanic Lights 2015

Botanic Lights 2015

Tickets are now on sale for Botanic Lights 2015. As darkness descends, follow a magical trail of light through the Garden, featuring some enchanting light installations.

Members' Christmas Shopping Evening

Take a break from the bustle of the high street and explore the Botanics Shop with a complimentary glass of mulled wine and mince pies.

The Living Collection

Join Dr. David Rae for a fascinating talk about the development of the magnificent living collection of plants at RBGE over three centuries, and the journeys some of them have taken. Check our website www.rbge.org.uk/bookweek for details of further Book W

Friends of RBGE Photography Competition Prize Giving and talk by Colin Prior

World renowned photographer Colin Prior will be giving a talk entitled 'The Journey so Far' before we discover the winners of the Friends of RBGE Photography Competition 2015.

Reading and writing journeys

Join us for a shared reading event inspired by stories of journeys, followed by a creative writing workshop.

Doors Open Christmas

Pop into the cottage for short talks, displays and tours of the Botanic Cottage with a Christmas theme as part of Christmas Doors Open.

Christmas in the Gallery

Festive fun in the Courtyard Gallery with mulled wine and a light supper.

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