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Stirling Castle - HES

In the Footsteps of John Muir- Exhibition

February 2nd, 2019 - April 28th, 2019

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.

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Logan Botanic Garden

Bhutan Exhibition in the footsteps of George Sherriff Free

March 1st, 2019 - July 31st, 2019

A fabulous exhibition of Sherriff's plant expedition trips to Bhutan in the 1930s and 1940s where he collected thousands of specimens.

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Dunvegan Castle and Gardens

Scottish Rhododendron Festival

April 1st, 2019 - May 31st, 2019

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.

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Glenarn: Glorious Gardens of Argyll and Bute

Glenarn Garden opening for Festival of Rhododendrons

April 1st, 2019 - May 31st, 2019

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.

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Stirling Castle - HES

Unicorn

April 6th, 2019 - April 7th, 2019

Celebrating Scotland's national animal! Discover more about this mythical beast. Why not get some face art and become a unicorn yourself? Join in on the quiz and see how many you can spot around the castle.

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Dirleton Castle and Gardens - HES

Man At Arms

April 6th, 2019 - August 28th, 2019

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

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Easter Trail

April 6th, 2019 - April 21st, 2019

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

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Science is Beautiful – Edinburgh Science Festival

April 7th, 2019 - April 7th, 2019

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

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Logan Botanic Garden

Guided Walk: Full Speed Ahead Free

April 9th, 2019 - April 9th, 2019

Explore the garden bursting into colour and enjoy a tour discovering the carpets of Trilliums, exotic Rhododendrons and many other fabulous species in all their glory!

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Logan Botanic Garden

Children’s Activity – Build a Bunny Free

April 11th, 2019 - April 11th, 2019

Create your very own rabbit to take home and place in your garden.

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