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Friends AGM Dates
A series of fascinating talks will take place at each of the four Gardens this April to coincide with the Friends of RBGE Annual General Meetings. Come along and hear more about our collections, expeditions and research from RBGE experts and find out how you can get involved with your local Friends of RBGE groups.
Dawyck Botanic Garden, Mon 15 April
Robert Unwin will take us on a visual plant collecting expedition.
Logan Botanic Garden, Tues 16 April
David Tricker will give an illustrated talk on flowers and gardens of Tasmania.
Benmore Botanic Garden, Thurs 18 April
Dr Peter Wilkie will talk about his taxonomic and conservation research on the tropical tree family Sapotaceae and its impact on world history.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Thurs 25 April
A private view of the Fourth Cordis Prize for Tapestry exhibition.
Gardening Scotland - Volunteers Needed
Friday 31 May - Sunday 2 June 2019
Gardening Scotland is one of the biggest horticultural events in Scotland with a huge range of ornamental and display gardens, a programme of workshops, displays of botanical art and exhibitors from a variety of ecological organisations (not to mention the opportunity to buy from a range of hundreds of plant species).
The Friends of RBGE will once again be running the two plant crèches to enable visitors to leave their plant purchases while they wander round the rest of the exhibits unencumbered! All donations go towards funding the work of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
Volunteers are needed to assist with:
- Tending to the bags of plants
- Taking donations
All volunteers will receive a free pass for the day on which they volunteer, worth £17.
For more information, download the Garden Crèche Volunteer form.
2019 Tours and Day Trips
The Friends’ of RBGE Committee have organised five tours for RBGE Members, taking in gardens of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Spain:
- Andalucía - 2-9 May*
- East Lothian - 17 June
- Scottish Borders - 1 July
- Fife and Dundee - 15 July
- Northern Ireland - 24-28 July*
*Organised in conjunction with Brightwater Holidays.
Smiles All Round
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has partnered with Amazon Smile to give Amazon shoppers the opportunity to donate to us at no extra charge.
When you make a purchase through Amazon Smile, RBGE will receive 0.5% of what you spend. You can use Amazon Smile just like Amazon's normal website and the prices, offers and deals are the same. There's no extra charge or minimum spend - just click the link below to shop at Amazon Smile and support the work of RBGE.
Friends of RBGE Committees
All Members of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh are seen as Friends of the Botanics and the local Committees of the four Gardens act on behalf of all Friends in supporting our work. The primary responsibility of these Committees is to organise and run a programme of events with the following aims:
- to ensure the continuing engagement of Friends with RBGE
- to generate income in support of the work of RBGE
- to raise the profile of RBGE and encourage increased recruitment to Membership
Events include monthly coffee mornings, evening talks, tours to other gardens in the UK and overseas and special guest lectures. They also run plant creches at Gardening Scotland and the annual Photography Competition.
The income raised from these events supports many projects in the gardens that would otherwise not happen.
If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering with your local Friends' Committee or would like to help at events please contact the Membership Office on 0131 552 5339 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the Membership Office
For further details about our Membership Programme or to join by phone please call us on +44 (0)131 552 5339 or get in touch by using the enquiry form.Get in Touch