Storytellers will animate the Garden for a relaxed afternoon of stories for all the family. Meet at the Storytelling tent, where they will take you on story journeys into the beautiful surroundings, where nature, gardens and dreams meet, enriched by late autumn colours.Find out more
Join artists in the woods around Cambo for a day of creative activities. We will be using homemade charcoal, willow, berries and leaves to create an autumn spectacle. This event coincides with an exhibition of work by local artists as part of the East Neuk Open Studios initiative. Drop in between 10.30 - 12.30pm amd 2pm - 4pm with plenty of time for a picnic and woodland walk in between!Find out more
As part of the Edinburgh Café Scientifique programme Toby Pennington will open a discussion about the causes of deforestation in the world's most biodiverse forests in Latin America. These include increased demand for meat and the cultivation of soy bean, much of which is exported and used in animal feed. Come and find out what the solutions could be and how we as consumers can improve the situation.
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Discover the amazing world of Scottish fungi with Plantlife Scotland. Fungi are not plants or animal, but these often strange looking living things play a vital role in keeping plants healthy and recycling nutrients by decomposing the dead.
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Join us for a fascinating talk by Borders journalist and writer Sandy Neil on 19th century culinary delights and Walter Scott’s passion for the food of Scots. Let your guide take you on a gastronomic tour of Scottish history and literature with an introductory walk around Abbotsford’s Kitchen Garden with Gardens Manager Pippa Coles.
This tour is part of the Borders Heritage Festival. Booking is recommended as spaces are limited and the tour meeting point is in the South Court of Abbotsford.
Step inside the Botanic Cottage, simultaneously the oldest and newest building in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Designed by two of Scotland's greatest architects in the late 18th century, it has been rebuilt in the Botanics as a centre for community engagement and education, and contains the oldest surviving classroom of the Scottish Enlightenment.Find out more
The UK's leading global change festival returns to the Botanics with two more exclusive bike-powered movies under the stars. Full details on films being screened will be available from mid-August at takeoneaction.org.uk. Doors open 19:00 | Film starts 19:30.Find out more
Our annual Harvest Festival is a celebration of the vegetable growing year. Join us for fun activities, gardening advice, information about harvesting, cooking and storing crops, tasters and more. Be inspired to get growing with our community garden produce show and discover the delights of growing your own vegetables with the Edible Gardening Project team.
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Go on an extensive estate walk with our specialist guides to explore Scott’s designed landscape and its archaeology. This tour is part of the Borders Heritage Festival and Melrose Paths, so take this special opportunity to see the estate from a new perspective and listen to our knowledgeable guides' stories.
The tour meeting point is at Abbotsford Visitor Centre. It is recommended to wear suitable clothing and bring a packed lunch due to the length of the walk.
This is a free event but booking is recommended as spaces are limited.