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Five days notice and now Inverleith House is closed

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Only five days ago the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh explained in a fairly terse news release what would happen to its arts space and gallery at Inverleith House : After considerable consideration the Royal Botanic...

The Botanics’ Cottage Georgian Garden Gala on Monday

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There once was a lonely cottage in Leith.... It's hard now to imagine, but from 1763 to the 1820s the Botanics occupied a site at the top of Leith Walk (now Haddington Place). When...

Botanic Cottage now open to the public

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The Botanic Cottage has been moved brick by brick to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh from its original site on Leith Walk.The amazing move and traditional rebuild has resulted in a wonderful new centre...

Restoration of Botanic Cottage given commendation

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The Botanic Cottage at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh was nominated for Best Georgian Garden/Landscape at The Georgian Society’s prestigious annual Architectural Awards, before it has even opened its doors.The Cottage, which was built exactly...

Botanic Lights 2015 – open to the public from today

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Botanic Lights returns this year with 22 nights at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), running from 29 October to 22 November.  The idea is that you walk around the garden at night and are entertained...

Scotland’s premier Spring Flower Show 2015

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THE CALEY SPRING FLOWER SHOW 2015 Put Spring into your Step! The summer of 2014 was unseasonably long, with a very slow slide into autumn and there we were on All Hallows’ Eve, planting the garlic...

Get down to the Botanics to learn about growing food

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Edinburgh’s would-be garden enthusiasts have a perfect excuse to come to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) this month. The Garden is hosting a series of drop-in sessions to encourage visitors to cultivate their...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Art Maker - February. Join the Art Maker Club and make your own masterpieces with artists Tessa Asquith-Lamb and Louise Fraser. For ages 4-12 years. 2-4pm (drop-in), Scottish National Gallery, The Mound. Free and unticketed. Supported...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 26TH JANUARY 2015 Cameo Toddler Time: Toot The Tiny Tug Boat (U). Life on the high seas is a whirl of fun and adventure when you're a little boat with big ideas. Toot works...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Winter Guided Walk: join a Garden Guide for a leisurely afternoon walk round the Garden. Discover stunning seasonal highlights and learn about the history of the Garden and its plants. For ages 14+. 2pm,...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Today there will be two showings of films designed to have you on the edge of your seat in awe rather than fear. Get along to the Festival Theatre to be thrilled by the two...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 19TH JANUARY 2015Toddler Time: The Hive (U). Screenings designed to introduce young children to the cinema., with 30-minutes shows for pre-school children and their parents/carers. This week join Buzzbee and his friends in...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch! Every year half a million people take part in the Birdwatch weekend; you can carry out your contribution to this survey of bird life anywhere in the UK - you...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Morningside United Kids' Club: two hours of stories, games and crafts. 10am-12 noon today and every Saturday, Morningside United Church, 15 Chamberlain Road. £3 per child. All welcome!Winter Guided Walk: join a Garden Guide for...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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North Edinburgh Arts Theatre Project: 1d Tenement Opera. A story based on the lives of people who lived in an Edinburgh tenement over two centuries: the tenement eventually became part of Edinburgh Corporation's Slum...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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 MONDAY 12TH JANUARY 2015Timmy Time Programme 15: Timmy Finds Aliens, and other stories. Join Timmy and his friends for three fun adventures in this collection of classic Timmy Time episodes. Toddler Time is a...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Portrait Detectives! Collect your kit, follow clues and solve a mystery from history! For ages 4-12. 2-4pm, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street. Free and unticketed. Supported by the Friends of the National Galleries...

Saturday in Edinburgh – Whats’ On Today

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Happy Birthday Elvis! Elvis Presley would have been 80 this month, and Sofi's is hosting a weekend of themed events in his honour. Tonight, a toast to the king and an Elvis sing-song! 7pm, Sofi's...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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 Back to 'normal' this week, with not a shred of tinsel in sight (hoorah!) and plenty of events on offer; films, books, art, and music from a very special violin....we may not have spring...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Carols By Candlelight: in aid of Bethany Christian Trust, supporting homeless and vulnerable people across Scotland. 6.30pm, Central, Central Halls, Tolcross. For more information call 0131 561 8925.Family Festive Cinema at the Scottish National...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Song, by Toad Christmas Party: Garden of Elks, Plastic Animals, plus short sets and cabaret from other acts on the Song, By Toad label and followed by DJ Sets from Irregular Owl Movements and...

What’s On In Edinburgh 15th-21st December 2014

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MONDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2014Meet Chris Hadfield: the former Commander of the International Space Station will be signing copies of his stunning planetary photo tour You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes. 12.30pm,...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Filmhouse Junior: Rise of the Guardians (PG). An animation for the festive season: an evil spirit plans to take over the world using fear - Jack Frost, Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTHjd8PM6ts]Can't Dance Cameron: Emily Dodd introduces her new book, the tale (or tail?) of a capercaillie bird who doesn't think he can dance. Emily is a former Reader-In-Residence at the library. For ages...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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 MONDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2014For Crying Out Loud: special screenings for carers and their babies under 12 months old - maximum of 2 adults per baby. Babychanging, bottle warming and buggy parking facilities available. This...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Filmhouse Junior: Young Voices (PG). A selection of films made by young people who participated in the Filmhouse's Understanding Cinema project at schools and cinemas across Scotland in 2013/14. Most of the films were made by primary school...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Christmas Special Dugs N Pubs: dress your pooch up as a Christmas pudding, Santa or Rudolph and meet your favourite doggy friends at Sofi's! 12 noon, Sofi's Bar, 65 Henderson Street.Out of the Blue Christmas...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Balkans Music Camp Fundraiser: guitarist Dan Abrahams is raising funds for this project, which offers music therapy for conflict-trauma victims and those with special needs. Loads of great party music from folk trio Caro River and The Bridges,...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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Lots of Christmassy things this week, from craft fairs to carols and music to markets - but if the very thought of anything festive sends you running from the room, fear not - there...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Filmhouse Junior: Antboy (Denmark 2013 - English language version) Cert PG. Re-energising the superhero genre for a younger audience - who needs Spiderman when Antboy is in town? 'a rollicking good fun caper movie'. 11am, Filmhouse, Lothian...

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