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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Your Botanics – An Open Evening

April 18th, 2018 - April 18th, 2018

The flowering of out titan arum, fondly called "New Reekie", was spectacular. The Open Evening will present developments and discoveries since the blooming. Come along and hear about work to secure the future of this plant in its native Indonesia, and find out how some of the incredible film footage of the flowering was captured. This is a free event but please book in advance at www.thebotanics.eventbrite.co.uk

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Logan Botanic Garden

Logan Members’ AGM & South Africa Talk

April 17th, 2018 - April 17th, 2018

Come along and meeting the membership team whether already a member or you wish to join Logan Botanic Garden and see what exciting plans are on the horizon. The meeting will be followed by an illustrated talk on the flowers and gardens of South Africa by Richard Baines, Curator, following his recent tour.

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Easter Trail

March 30th, 2018 - April 16th, 2018

Join us for our annual RBGE Easter Trail though the Garden. Complete the trail and receive your yummy Easter treat! Pick up a trail booklet from John Hope Gateway Reception Desk, £2 per trail.

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Inverewe

ERYTHRONIUM FESTIVAL 2018 @ INVEREWE

April 9th, 2018 - April 15th, 2018

Award winning Inverewe invites you to its Erythronium Festival 2018 - following the immense success of our 2017 event we have announced the date of our 2018 Festival – see the wonderful display of the ‘dog tooth violet’ that cloth the woodland garden floor. Described by world expert Chris Clennett as 'the best display of Erythronium that I have seen anywhere in the world' - Inverewe is THE garden to visit. There are talks, guided walks and workshops planned.....and much more. Make a diary note for 2018 and come along to Inverewe to meet leading experts and see outstanding displays.

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Backhouse Rossie Estate

Scotland’s National Daffodil Festival

April 14th, 2018 - April 15th, 2018

Scotland’s National Daffodil Festival 2018 is to be held at the Backhouse Rossie Estate in Fife.
Lots to see and do at the Backhouse, Rossie Estate, KY15 7UZ on the weekend 14th & 15th April 10am to 4pm.
Home to the National Collection for Narcissus Backhouse cultivars, see some of the first daffodil cultivars ever created in the UK from the Wordsworth style daffodils and hundreds of different historic, modern, scented and rare daffodils.
Festival Café, demonstrations, talks and tours (book your place in advance).
Woodland daffodil walk to Covenanter's tomb, Walk, 9 hole putting. Stalls.

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Cambo Gardens

Cambo Spring Plant Fare – Fife Spring Garden Trail

April 15th, 2018 - April 15th, 2018

Cambo Garden is open for A Plant Fair with Cambo grown plants and visiting nurseries. Proceeds go towards RHET Fife, Countryside Initiative and Riding for the Disabled.

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

#Pianodrome Resonancy Free

April 7th, 2018 - April 14th, 2018

In summer 2018, artist Tim Vincent-Smith and his team will be building an amphitheatre entirely from discarded pianos to grace the Garden, and we need your help to make it happen. A first-of-its-kind preformance space, the #Pianodrome will bring art, music, science, movement and creativity under one deodesic dome roof. Join us to create artistic intervensions and build experimental instruments. Book a place or just drop in.

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

#Pianodrome Wood ID Workshop

April 14th, 2018 - April 14th, 2018

A typical piano contains between 8 and 16 different species of wood - each part is carefully designed to achieve a very specfic purpose, with a wood species selected to match. The hammers must be tough, the soundboard should be resonant and the case beautiful. Join Daniel Ridley-Ellis and Stefan Lehneke from the Centre for Wood Technology at Edinburgh Napier University to discover which wood is used for each part of the piano, and how to tell your beech from your birch.

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Piano Tree Tour

April 14th, 2018 - April 14th, 2018

Meet the piano maker's favourite trees at the Royal Botanic Garden. This guided tour is specially produced to celebrate the installation of the 100-seater Pianodrome amphitheatre at the Garden and will visit trees species which have been used to build pianos over the centuries. Ideal for tree lovers and musicians alike.

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

What is a #Pianodrome? Free

April 14th, 2018 - April 14th, 2018

In Summer 2018 artist Tim Vincent-Smith and his team will be building an amphitheatre entirely from discarded pianos inside the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. There’s one thing we are sure of – the #Pianodrome will be nothing without a buzzing creative community around it. You are invited to attend an action-packed afternoon exploring the potential uses of this incredible space. With live music, an interview with the makers, drop-in workshops and interactive installations.

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