Exploring the landscape that inspired John Muir, a leading Scottish American environmental conservationist and known in America as the "Father of the National Parks", this photography exhibition traces Muir's travels from his childhood in Dunbar to the American National Parks he helped to establish.
Presented by the American Scottish Foundation, the works of Scottish photographer Ken Paterson shares the beauty of both Scottish and American wilderness that John Muir was so passionate about.
A fabulous exhibition of Sherriff's plant expedition trips to Bhutan in the 1930s and 1940s where he collected thousands of specimens.Find out more
Come see our stunning display of Rhododendrons throughout the gardens in a variety of colours that will brighten any day! Recently the collection has been extended with an emphasis on selecting plants with the best foliage or bark colours as well as beautiful flowers. The plants are scattered throughout the gardens, but the majority are in the new Rhododendron Garden which opened last year. Entry to this area is up a short flight of steps and through an atmospheric Rhododendron tunnel. Here, the Rhododendrons are under planted with daffodils and wildflowers.Find out more
Glenarn, part of the Glorious Gardens of Argyll and Bute, is open for visitors every day, dawn to dusk. The magnolias are currently in full flower and over 40 different rhododendrons are looking wonderful, with more coming into flower each day.
A special private garden to visit, early in the year with masses of colour and flowers from early April. Glenarn is positioned in a sheltered hollow, close to the Clyde with wonderful old rhododendrons from the time of the famous plant collectors as well as many new introductions. Explore the glen for dramatic views.
Join us at Dirleton Castle for one of our special 'Man at Arms' talks, which tell tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons on show.
Various dates through the summer:
6th & 13th April
3rd,6th, 10th, 13th , 17th, 24th, 27th & 31st July
7th, 10th, 14th, 17th, 21st, 24th & 28th August
Join the Botanics Bunny on a quest to explore new frontiers in our family Easter Trail! Complete the trail and receive your yummy Easter treat. Supported by Mackie's Ice Cream & Chocolate.
Ages 3+ | Drop-in
For your trail booklet come to the John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Tickets available on the door only
Through the ages plants have been associated with beauty. Microscopes reveal that what's true of plants in our everyday experience is also true of their micro-structure. Things that are invisible to the naked eye turn out to be stunningly beautiful. Join Colin Salter, author of Science is Beautiful: Botanical Life and botanist Dr Louis Ronse De Craene for a journey into the inner workings of plants.
Ages 14+ | Lecture Theatre | Book Online