Stimulating the senses on Dawyck Sensory Walk
Relatively dreich weather on Sunday, June 3 failed to dampen the spirits of participants turning up for the first Sensory Walk at Dawyck Botanic Garden, near Peebles.
Led by volunteer guide Inga Stewart, the walk was designed as part of an initiative to encourage people of all ages and abilities to engage with nature. Those who braved the weather were rewarded by close encounters of touch, sound and smell as they stopped at different species along the way.
The intention is for Sensory Walks to become a regular feature of Dawyck’s seasonal timetable. Anyone who missed the first one will have an opportunity to join another later in the year.
More information can be obtained by calling the Garden on 01721 760 254.
For further information, interviews or images, please contact Shauna Hay on 0131 248 2900/07824529028 or Charlotte McDonald on 0131 248 2925
Dawyck Botanic Garden, Stobo, near Peebles, in the Scottish Borders, is part of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE). It was the first Garden in the country to be recognised by VisitScotland of 5-star status and is the first carbon-neutral Garden in the UK It is open to the public daily from February 1 to November 30.
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is a leading international research organisation delivering knowledge, education and plant conservation action around the world. In Scotland its four Gardens at Edinburgh, Benmore, Dawyck and Logan attract nearly a million visitors each year. It operates as a Non Departmental Public Body established under the National Heritage (Scotland) Act 1985, principally funded by the Scottish Government. It is also a registered charity, managed by a Board of Trustees appointed by Ministers. Its mission is “To explore, conserve and explain the world of plants for a better future.” Learn more: www.rbge.org.uk
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