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.
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
An evening of music, dance, dynamic artworks and storytelling exploring the mathematics of sound and geometry. With interactive artworks created by the team that is building a #Pianodrome amphitheatre made out of discarded pianos, live performances from Edinburgh’s dynamic musical explorers Sink and a special collaboration with the Tinderbox Collective spanning five exhibition rooms in Inverleith House. This event is raising money for the build of the #Pianodrome.Find out more
From parakeets to Japanese knotweed, invasive non-native species are accused of harming our ‘native’ wildlife. Environmental journalist Fred Pearce challenges this widespread view and asks whether demonising these species is justified by science. In the vast majority of cases these species are model ecological citizens and some of the perceived 'problem’ species may even be the crucial first step towards repairing ecological damage caused by human actions and interventions. Maybe it is time we learnt to love this 'new wild’?Find out more
Join us for the Friends of Benmore's annual general meeting. The AGM will be followed by a talk - "Taking the Pea - forging the frontiers of sweet pea research" by Greg Kenicer, Senior Lecturer in Botany at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.Find out more