Glenwhan Gardens & Arboretum

The Scottish Wildlife Trust All Day Nature Event

July 30th, 2016 - July 31st, 2016

The Scottish Wildlife Trust are holding an all-day event at Glenwhan Gardens on Sunday, 31st of July.
In the marquee, Insect life will feature large beneath the microscope, get up close with your favourite insects! There will also be Pond Dipping for a mini-beast hunt. (ALL DAY) -a great day out for all the family!

On THE EVENING of the 30th, there will be a nocturnal walk and survey of Bats you can come along on, and the results of the survey will be analysed on Sunday. Families most welcome for the bat survey!

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Falkland Palace & Garden

Open Air Theatre ‘Hamlet’ at Falkland Palace

July 31st, 2016 - July 31st, 2016

In celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the Festival Players Theatre Company is proud to present the Bard’s most famous play, Hamlet. Presented in full costume, an all-male company will bring you the excitement of this great thriller; intrigue, ghostly visitations, passion, a play-within-a play, a gripping duel, and humour, in a fast-paced 2-hour production.

Remember to wrap up warmly and bring your own refreshments or picnic, and rugs or low chairs/seating. No wet weather provision. Advance booking advised.

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Threave Garden and Estate

Open Air Theatre at Threave Garden

July 31st, 2016 - July 31st, 2016

This summer Folksy Theatre will be visiting Threave with an open-air production of ‘The Smartest Giant In Town’, adapted from the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Folksy's musical adaptation of this wonderful book will be filled with puppetry, colourful characters and songs that will have you clapping and singing along!
Bring along your picnics, blankets, folding chairs and friends and family to enjoy this wonderful open-air production. It will be at Threave Garden on 31 July at 2pm.

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July 24th, 2016 - July 24th, 2016

Music for a Summer’s Day - Bel Canto, the Edinburgh-based a cappella group, will be performing a selection of flower-themed Elizabethan madrigals, together with English part-songs commemorating the 2016 Shakespeare anniversary.
Admission: There are only a limited number of tickets for the event. Priced at £12.50, these must be booked in advance either via [email protected] or by calling 07739 312 912. The ticket price also includes access to the garden, a glass of wine and canapés.
Charities: Marie Curie receives 40%, the net remaining to SG beneficiaries.

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Falkland Palace & Garden

Herb Day for Scotland’s Gardens

July 17th, 2016 - July 17th, 2016

The open day, will be dedicated to the herbs we grow in the palace’s physic garden.
This garden was inspired by Mary Queen of Scots and planted with 16th century herbs.

Falkland Palace & Garden’s unique Herb Day will provide a fantastic opportunity for visitors to learn more about how these versatile plants have been used through the ages – from creating perfumes and flavouring foods, to treating ailments and providing a staple ingredient for traditional crafts.

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Culzean Castle & Country Park

Scotland’s Gardens Day

July 12th, 2016 - July 12th, 2016

Come and enjoy Culzean in all its summer splendour. Take part in a tour with one of our experience team of gardeners or enjoy a bite to eat at a special pop up café in the walled garden for the day. Donations support the work of Maggie's, The Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland and The NTS Gardens Fund.

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Gardeners’ Question Time Summer Party

July 9th, 2016 - July 9th, 2016

BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time will celebrate the joys of summer by hosting its annual Summer Garden Party in the spectacular setting of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh for the first time. Visitors will have the chance to meet the GQT team, put questions to them in person and enjoy a day full of horticultural happenings. There will be entertainment throughout the day with hands-on activities, demos, food, drink and fun for all the family.

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Shakespeare’s Macbeth in the Morris Garden

July 9th, 2016 - July 9th, 2016

The Three Inch Fools return to Abbotsford to present their unique take on William Shakespeare's infamous Scottish Play 'Macbeth'. Once again, the young troupe of talented actors and musicians will take over the Morris Garden with
their camping gear, using their musical instruments and quick wits to breathe life into the story.

After the success of last year's performance of 'The Tempest', this year's event promises just as much of a good time. The gardens will open for picnics from 6.00pm with the show starting at 7.00pm and ending 9.30pm.

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Royal Burgh of Culross

Outlandish Herbalism

June 18th, 2016 - June 18th, 2016

Come and join Outlander consultant herbalist Claire MacKay in the gardens of Culross Palace and learn about medicinal herbs of Outlander behind the scenes in the beautiful film location of Culross Palace.

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Benmore Botanic Garden

Rhododendron Festival

April 1st, 2016 - May 31st, 2016

Visit Benmore Botanic Garden to enjoy stunning displays of Rhododendrons. The Garden, in its magnificent mountainside setting, is home to a world-famous collection of plants including over 300 species of Rhododendron. Benmore is part of the Glorious Gardens of Argyll and a must-see during the Rhododendron Festival.

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