Benmore Botanic Garden Thurs 16 Oct 2014
Come along to hear about collecting trips to Japan and their influence on the Benmore Garden.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Thurs 23 Oct 2014
Nature and conservation photographer Barney Wilczak takes us through his photo documentary of the pioneering work carried out by the Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Sun 26 Oct 2014
Experience natural stories of all kinds in the beautiful setting of Edinburgh’s botanical gardens. Stories will emerge gently in different locations, while story walks meander between the story encampment and the outer reaches. Also included is an introduction to the ground-breaking Hawthorn Press book, Storytelling for a Greener World, and a specially commissioned performance of Where Curlews Call by Malcolm Green and Nick Hennessey.
Dawyck Botanic Garden Thurs 30 Oct 2014
This autumn walk around the Garden is part of the Tweed Valley Forest Festival which runs from 24th October to 2nd November 2014. www.forest-festival.com
Benmore Botanic Garden Thurs 6 Nov 2014
A demonstration from Blue Sky Workshops on new ways to wrap up your Christmas gifts. Come along and join the fun with the chance to buy some local crafts, too.
Dawyck Botanic Garden Sun 9 Nov 2014
Enjoy a walk around the Garden with one of our Garden Guides looking at a landscape devoid of leaves.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Tues 11 Nov 2014
Hear about a recent visit to Myanmar, collecting herbarium specimens in this land of great biodiversity.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Sun 30 Nov 2014
A poetry reading with a difference - you do the reading, silently... Jean Johnstone invites you to slowly unwrap her artists books to experience the fine words of leading contemporary poets in the context of each individual art work. All of her small books contain one poem only, each complemented by delicate images from the natural world, on Lokta, Tsasho and Resho papers. Jean Johnstone is a Scottish artist who uses etchings, pen and ink drawings, leaf and bark papers, beeswax, silk and linen, to create handmade, hand-scripted artist’s books. She has made works with many Scottish poets, including John Burnside and Kathleen Jamie.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Thurs 4 Dec 2014
Ali Gower, owner of The Chocolate Tree (one of the very few chocolatiers in the UK who make their own chocolate) will explain the challenges of making chocolate from bean to bar. A range of produce will be offered for tasting.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Sun 21 Dec 2014
Let the RBGE’s volunteer storytellers grow your imaginations with tall tales from around the world.