Edinburgh Science Festival
Science Connects Us
Saturday 26 June – Sunday 11 July 2021
Make a connection with Edinburgh Science Festival this summer. From 26 June – 11 July we’ll embark on an exploration of the ways that science and technology weave us together, with events, exhibitions and activities taking place across the Garden and online in your home.
Join us for a packed programme with lots to offer families and adults! From an exhibition offering a fascinating insight into the world of carpology or a study of the fragile beauty of seaweed to a series of free online talks and hands on making workshops exploring our relationship with nature, future food sustainability and the environmental impacts of plastics on our oceans. Take a wander through our Encampment of Eternal Hope and enjoy a walking tour of the Garden as part of a series of artworks created in response to the climate crisis.
For little explorers, there is a chance to get out into nature on our free family trail and enjoy a day of family friendly drop-in activities at our summer festival exploring how growing your own food is easy, fun, and good for the planet. There is even the chance to enjoy a unique after hours experience in the Garden on a botanical gin tasting journey with Edinburgh Gin. We can’t wait for you to join us on such an exciting and fun programme of events this year!
For full listings and more details on how to book tickets for each of the events and exhibitions, please see below.
In partnership with SEFARI – Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes
Visiting during Covid-19
At the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh the health and safety of our visitors and staff remains a top priority. With this in mind, we have implemented new measures to help to protect you.Please bring a face covering with you. These are mandatory when visiting any enclosed area of the Garden, including toilet facilities. For exemptions and more details of the health and safety measures we are taking to help keep you safe please click below.
Programme of events
28 May 2021 - 26 Sep 2021
The Hidden Beauty of Seeds & Fruits: The Botanical Photography of Levon Biss
26 Jun 2021 - 18 Jul 2021
Buzzing about at the Botanics - Summer trail
26 Jun 2021 - 11 Jul 2021
26 Jun 2021 - 26 Jun 2021
Walk & Talk with Ellie Harrison
28 Jun 2021 - 28 Jun 2021
29 Jun 2021 - 29 Jun 2021
Stitch in Time
- All what's on
- What's On at Dawyck
- What's On at Edinburgh
- What's On at Logan
- What's On at Benmore
- What's On in the Regional Gardens
- Family Friendly
- Inverleith House
- The Bonnie Botany Tour
- Art in Edinburgh Garden
- Christmas at the Botanics 2021
- New Growth: Online Spring Festival
- Dementia Friendly Events
- The Hidden Beauty of Seeds & Fruits
- Edinburgh International Children's Festival