Special Events

Opening under Scotland's Garden Scheme

The Garden is open to support Scotland’s Garden Scheme Charities. The Garden reaches it't early summer climax with a canvas of colours ranging from exotic Rhododendrons, spectacular Paeonias and Meconopsis to name but a few.

Coffee with a Shot of Science

Coffee with a Shot of Science

Every step of the coffee journey is steeped in tradition and ritual, from the growing of the bean to the pouring of a cup. There is also a good dose of science in every drop.

Artistic Collaborations: The works of John Burnside and Amy Shelton

Artistic Collaborations: The works of John Burnside and Amy Shelton

Join John Burnside and Amy Shelton for an evening of readings from their collaborative works and a discussion exploring the nature of artistic collaboration, the creation of myth and the relationship between bee health, human health, the environment and the arts. The discussion will be followed by a Q and A.

Talk: Steven Jacobs on Raoul De Keyser's Early Works

Talk: Steven Jacobs on Raoul De Keyser's Early Works

Inverleith House is delighted to welcome art historian, Lecturer at Ghent University, and author of author of 'Raoul De Keyser: Retour 1964-2006', Steven Jacobs to discuss the exhibition at Inverleith House.

Coffee Morning: James Duncan - An Enlightened Victorian

Coffee Morning: 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 Benmore.

Dining on the Wild Side

Dining on the Wild Side

After ten-thousand years of farming plants and animals we pay a premium for ‘wild’ foods. It is taste, nutrition or environmental concerns that drive this latest gastronomic trend to eat on the wild side.

Guided Walk: Rhododendrons in the East

Guided Walk: Rhododendrons in the East

Join a garden guide and hear of Rhododendron introductions that grow in the less favourable climate of this east coast garden. Enjoy the colours and scents of this genus and let our guide explore and explain the lives of the collectors and their journeys

The Plant Sale

The Plant Sale

Your annual chance to purchase from an enviable collection of plants at truly wonderful prices. Plus the Connoisseurs Collection & Home Baking Stall.

Friends of RBGE tour to the Gardens of Dumfries and Galloway

Friends of RBGE tour to the Gardens of Dumfries and Galloway

A wonderful opportunity to visit the gardens of Dumfries and Galloway in the south-western corner of Scotland

Spinners and Weavers

Come along and find out more about the fascinating topic of spinning and weaving. Local Guild experts will be on hand to demonstrate various techniques

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