Walks and Talks

Garden Sculpture Tours

Garden Sculpture Tours

Join Alexander 'Twig' Champion for a meditative tour around the Garden’s outdoor sculptures including the works of John Chamberlain.

Evening Talk: My Favourite Tree in the Garden

Evening Talk: My Favourite Tree in the Garden

RBGE's tree expert William Hinchliffe will give a talk about the most popular trees in the Garden, chosen by the public in a recent poll. He will give an insight into the history, care and botany of the trees and of the current tree collecting programme

Doors Open Day - Herbarium & Library

Doors Open Day - Herbarium & Library

The terrazzo and glass Herbarium & Library building overlooks the NE corner of the Garden. Opened in 1964 and extended in 2005-6, it houses one of Europe's largest botanical libraries and a collection of around 3 million preserved plant and fungi specimens supporting the Garden's global research, conservation and education programmes.

Doors Open Day - Botanic Cottage

Doors Open Day - Botanic Cottage

The Botanic Cottage is simultaneously the oldest and newest building in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and has recently been rebuilt after being moved stone by stone across the city from its old home on Leith Walk. Discover the fascinating story of this 250 year old building, designed by John Adam and James Craig, and containing one of the oldest classrooms of the Scottish Enlightenment, now set for an exciting future as a hub for community learning in the Garden.

Guided walk: Early autumn tints.

Come along and enjoy a late aumn tour of the garden with the Curator. Garden highlights will include many grasses, Salvias, Dahlias and autumn flowering bulbs. This is an ideal time to ask those gardening questions that have always puzzled you!

Coffee Morning: Gertrude Jekyll and Claude Monet: Munstead and Giverny

Professor Michael Tooley’s critical comparison of two gardens: the high Victorian plantings of Monet and the subtle, innovative techniques of Jekyll.

The Celtic Flora: Our useful Native Plants - Greg Kenicer

A look at the diversity of native plants and how the people of Scotland have used them, from the practical to the downright weird. We'll also take a brief look at how to get the best from them in your garden.

Evening Talk: The Gardens of the Savoy Residences in Piedmont: Influences and Innovations

Evening Talk: The Gardens of the Savoy Residences in Piedmont: Influences and Innovations

Edinburgh based Lucinda Byatt is an historian at Edinburgh University with a special interest in the Italian Renaissance and Italian Art.

 Autumn Magic October Garden Guided Walk.

Autumn Magic October Garden Guided Walk.

A chance to enjoy a walk around the Garden with one of our Garden Guides to see the brilliant autumn colour.

First November Garden Guided Walk.

First November Garden Guided Walk.

Enjoy a walk around the Garden with one of our Garden Guides looking at a landscape devoid of leaves.

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