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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Easter Explorers Free

March 27th, 2016 - March 27th, 2016

Come along to the Garden for our fun family day out this Easter Sunday. Get cracking at being creative in our hands-on activities as you decorate a botanical Easter egg. Don't forget to follow our top tips trail to discover the best that nature has to offer for all ages this Easter.

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Caravan Obscura Free

March 19th, 2016 - March 19th, 2016

Step inside the Caravan Obscura and have your world turned upside down. Join artist Kenny Bean as he explores the use of light, lenses and mirrors to create a fascinating optical illusion. 10:30 - 12:30 & 13:30 - 15:30.

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Mindful Peace Walk Free

March 13th, 2016 - March 13th, 2016

This silent walking meditation is an open event, led by the lay members of the Edinburgh Sangha of the Community of Interbeing. who follow the practice and teachings of Zen Buddihist Master, Thich Nhat Hanh. Before the walk begins there will be a brief introduction to mindful walking as meditation practice.

This is not a protest or campaigning event, so please do not use any banners. Children are welcome when accompanied by adults. Please note that no animals except Registered Assistance Dogs are permitted within the garden. Please remeber to wrap up warmly.

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Union Test Garden

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March 3rd, 2016 - March 11th, 2016

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Snowdrop Festival 2016: Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

February 12th, 2016 - March 6th, 2016

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has a fascinating collection of specialist snowdrops. Join a Garden Guide on a walk to discover the collection.

Tours: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 Feb – 6 March

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Snowdrop Festival 2016: Barjarg Tower, Dumfries & Galloway

February 24th, 2016 - February 27th, 2016

Barjarg Tower lies on a gentle slope enjoying the lovely views of the surrounding Lowther hills. The original Tower House dates back to the late 16th century but has had various cleverly designed additions over the years. The gardens have undergone considerable development since they were last opened to the public, though the carpets of snowdrops in the surrounding woods and the swathes of daffodils that line the driveway remain a tribute to the care of earlier generations.

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Union Test Garden

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February 17th, 2016 - February 24th, 2016

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Snowdrop Festival: Craigengillian Estate, Ayrshire

February 21st, 2016 - February 21st, 2016

Craigengillan is peacefully set in a rugged landscape, about 14 miles from the sea. Visitors will also have the opportunity to enter the house through the stunning hallway built in 1905 to a design by celebrated French architect Jan Sen, and enjoy tea and scones in the enchanting drawing room and dining room. The estate has a fascinating history and its 3,000 acres are recognised by Historic Scotland in their Inventory of Designed Landscapes. The gardens are beautiful and include a sweeping lawn set among time honoured trees. After exploring the snowdrops, visitors will be able to visit the Observatory as it gets dark (approx. 5:30pm). The Resident Astronomer will give a presentation and, if the sky is clear, visitors will be able to star watch through the powerful telescope to find the Milky Way, shooting stars, planets, comets and maybe even the Northern Lights.

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Snowdrop Festival: Craufurdland Castle

February 23rd, 2016 - February 14th, 2016

Enjoy a ramble through the woods and grounds of the historical and beautiful Craufurdland Castle to explore the Snowdrops Woods (wellies advisable).

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Snowdrop Festival 2016, Cringletie House, Peebles

January 30th, 2016 - February 13th, 2016

Cringletie enjoys millions of the Genus Galanthus Snowdrops, believed to have been planted and grown wildly since the days of the Crimean War, when soldiers brought them back from their time serving in the army. Today the snowdrops continue to create a blanket of beauty throughout the woods and valley beside its waterfall. Following on from the success of the event in 2015, beautiful lighting in the grounds will showcase the magical glittering of flowers after dark. Visitors can also enjoy specially created Snowdrop Scones which will be served with afternoon tea (prices from £18.50 per person) throughout the festival.

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