Special Events

Botanical Treasures - Behind the Scenes

Botanical Treasures - Behind the Scenes

Join staff and authors of our recent publication Botanical Treasures for a behind-the-scenes look at some of the hidden gems in our Herbarium and Library collections.

Benmore Fernery

The magnificently restored Victorian Fernery will be open on Friday 28th November, with over 70 species of ferns it is an essential visit for any fern enthusiast.

Philip Guston: Late Paintings Book Launch

A reception to celebrate the publication of 'Philip Guston: Late Paintings', which documents the acclaimed 2012 Inverleith House exhibition.

Christmas in the Gallery

With a glass of mulled wine to set the mood, join us for an evening of music and laughter. A light supper is also included.

Members' Christmas Shopping Evening

Join us at the Benmore Botanics Shop for an exclusive shopping treat

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.

Luke Fowler & Lee Patterson: Performance for Invented Acoustical Tools and Synthesis

Luke Fowler & Lee Patterson: Performance for Invented Acoustical Tools and Synthesis

A unique performance of improvised music created by artists Luke Fowler and Lee Patterson in response to the exhibition Tony Conrad: Invented Acoustical Tools 1969 - 2014.

Botanical Artistry: Medieval Manuscripts - An Introduction

On this course we will explore the manuscript illumination techniques used by the medieval masters

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.

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?

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