Upcoming Events

A quick post to let you know of the exciting series of events we have planned over the course of the next few months.

Monday the 7th to Sunday the 13th of April. Expedition Botanics with a Colombian theme, part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival. This will be a fun, family activity travelling through our glasshouses and learning about the plants and people of Colombia along the way. Last year it was based on RBGE’s Malaysian program, so we are delighted that this year the focus is on Colombia. You can find more information or buy tickets in advance at http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/whats-on/categories/drop-in/expedition-botanics

loresImage for Page 10 - Expedition Botanics (c) RBGE

Thursday the 17th of April – Botanics Late “Indigenous?”. A special evening event in the Gateway linking different indigenous cultures including those of Colombia. We will have the fabulous Khantara (http://www.khantara.com) playing Colombian rhythms live, plus Scottish singer Mairi Campbell (http://www.mairicampbell.co.uk), and activities such as our ever popular jewellery making from seeds and chocolate tasting. If you would like to volunteer, or offer an activity, please contact myself and I will pass on your details to the co-ordinator. Or just come along and enjoy the evening! Further information and advance tickets here http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/whats-on/categories/interactive/botanics-late-indigenous

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Photo: Eoin Carey

Saturday the 2nd of August – In association with the Beltane Public Engagement Network we present “Cocaine – Between White Lines” at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas. As part of the Shared Responsibility program we will host a discussion on the environmental and social impact of the cocaine trade. This will be a one hour event compered by Edinburgh based comedienne Susan Morrison.


Sunday the 3rd of August – Festival Colombiano at the Botanics. Our fourth year of running this highly popular event and this year we plan to do one longer day instead of two shorter ones, AND WE NEED YOU. We are looking for ideas for activities, volunteers to help run the event, or if you have an activity you could offer to share with us we would welcome you. Please contact Suzanne Harris (s.harris@rbge.org.uk) if you would like to join us.