Walks and Talks

Talk: Alpines by the Sea

Sandy Leven of the Scottish Rock Garden Society will give a talk 'Alpines by the Sea'.

Glass Menageries

Glass Menageries

Take a walk from jungle to desert, mountaintop to tropical swamp, in this guided tour with Ed Hollis, storyteller of the secret lives that buildings live. Drawing on diverse influences and stories, Ed will bring the microcosm of the glasshouses and the imaginary worlds they contain to life.

The Enchanted Garden: Storytelling Amongst the Trees

Join storytellers at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and treat yourself to a relaxed afternoon of stories for all the family. Meet at the Botanic Cottage and find the cosy spots where stories are shared or let storytellers take you on story journeys into the beautiful surroundings, where nature glows with warm autumn colours.

Dancing with Trees

Dancing with Trees

Storytellers Alette Willis and Allison Galbraith guide you through the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, sharing stories from their recently published collection of Eco-tales. An outside event, visiting some of the beautiful botanical niches. If weather is bad, the session will take place in the historical Botanic Cottage.

Reserve tickets: www.thebotanics.eventbrite.co.uk

The Missing Lynx

The Missing Lynx

Wolves, bears and lynx once roamed the forests of Scotland. Is it time for them to return?

Evening Talk: Treasures of the Herbarium

A chance to see and hear about the fantastic collection of plant specimens held in RBGE's Herbarium including the specimen of Tiquilia collected on the Galapagos Islands by Charles Darwin on the Voyage of the Beagle.

The Natural Storyteller

The Natural Storyteller inspires children and adults to tell tales from Norway and many other lands.

Coffee Morning & Talk: George Forrest: Plant Collector

Forrest travelled to China seven times from 1904 onwards and introduced many plants to RBGE and western gardens and herbaria. Hear his story from archivist Leonie Paterson.

Talk: Fit for Purpose

Curator at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh David Knott will give a talk entitled 'Fit for Purpose' about the RBGE Living Collection.

Coffee Morning & Talk: Benmore - Scotland’s Rainforest Garden

Coffee Morning & Talk: Benmore - Scotland’s Rainforest Garden

Benmore is the largest and wettest garden in the RBGE group and is well known for its Rhododendrons and plants from Chile, Japan and the Himalayas. Hear the story from Curator Peter Baxter.

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