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2019 Tours and Day Trips Announced
The Friends’ of RBGE Committee, in conjunction with Brightwater Holidays, has organised a week-long trip to Andalucia from 2-9 May 2019 as well as a five day trip to the gardens of Northern Ireland from 24-28 July. Bookings are now open for both tours through Brightwater Holidays on 01334 657155 or email email@example.com.
The Friends’ committee has also organised day trips to gardens in East Lothian on 17 June, the Borders on 1 July and Fife on 15 July and the full programme will be launched at the January coffee morning on 22 January. Please note that this event will take place in the Lecture Theatre, 20a Inverleith Row and NOT in the Caledonian Hall as previously advertised. Booking forms for all tours will be available at this event.
If you would like to attend the January launch please contact the Membership Office on 0131 552 5339 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to attend but would like further details sent out please let us know.
Special Member ticket offer for Christmas at the Botanics
The sun may be shining but we are already thinking about the end of the year as we wanted to make you aware of the best prices available for Christmas at the Botanics. Following a highly successful first year, our 2018 winter trail returns with over a million twinkling lights and plenty of new things to see. The event will run from 23 November to 29 December.
Tickets are available to Members at the reduced rate of £14* and £12*, a saving of £2 per ticket on the standard peak and off-peak prices, when booked in advance. This discount is valid for your whole transaction. You can purchase your tickets here and enter promo code MEMBER18 or call 0844 995 1363** and quote MEMBER18.
*A booking fee applies. For tickets booked via rbge.org.uk/christmas: £2 per transaction for print-at-home tickets, £2.50 for tickets sent by first class post. Tickets can be purchased by debit and credit card at the John Hope Gateway. No charge for tickets purchased and collected in person at the John Hope Gateway and Usher Hall.
**Call costs are 7p per minute plus network extras.
Photography Competition 2018
The 2018 Photography Competition has now closed. Thank you to all those who submitted entries. Shortlisted entrants will be notified in mid-November. The Photography Exhibition will run from 1 February - 24 March 2019 in the John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. All shortlisted and winning photographs will feature in the exhibition and in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 2020 calendar.
Finalists from last year's competition feature in the 2019 calendar which is now on sale, priced £7.99, in the RBGE shops, from the Membership Office on 0131 552 5339 and at upcoming events organised by the Friends.
All funds raised will be used to support RBGE's research and conservation work.
Headline Sponsor: Brewin Dolphin
Other Sponsors: Bonaccord and Jessops
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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 email@example.com.
Contact the Membership Office
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