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October 2019

Halloween and Apple Day at Saughton Park

26th October @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saughton Park, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom + Google Map

A fun-filled afternoon for all the family, so come along and have some not-so-scary Halloween fun.  The event will run from 1pm to 5pm.  This is a joint event with the Friends of Saughton Park. Activities will include: Apple tasting and identification Workshops to plant bulbs to flower at home for Christmas or to give as presents. Live music Children's activities Pop-up Cafe We have also noticed that some of the tulips potted and plunged as part of the Caley…

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November 2019

Saughton Sunday – Practical Workshop

3rd November @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saughton Park, Edinburgh Edinburgh, United Kingdom + Google Map

A couple of things on offer today: Hardwood Cuttings - a practical workshop led by Colin Ainsworth. Places for the workshop are limited to give everyone the chance to get some practice in taking cuttings.  If you are interested, please register with Julie at administrator@rchs.co.uk. Advice from the Scottish Orchid Society. Drop in session.  If you need any advice about your orchids - how to get them to flower again, how often to water them, where is the best place…

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Lecture – “Byte-sized gardening – Three old girls share their journey from Pruning to Pinterest”. The Three Growbags.

5th November @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lecture Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row
Edinburgh, EH3 5LR United Kingdom
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Caroline Rham lives in Aberlady but has recently been creating a garden in the Highlands. She is a former newspaper editor and head of communications with public sector organisations in Scotland. Laura Warren’s career has included a 10-year botanical programme in Madeira. She now works for a National Park Authority and opens her garden in Slinfold to the public. Elaine Fraser-Gausden is a retired classics teacher and former winner of Daily Mail Gardener of the Year. She created a large…

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Lecture – “Benmore – Past, Present and Future”. Peter Baxter, Benmore Botanic Garden.

19th November @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lecture Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row
Edinburgh, EH3 5LR United Kingdom
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Peter Baxter is Curator of RBG’s Benmore Botanic Garden, the largest and first of its three outstation Gardens, which became part of the organisation in 1929. He has overseen many changes and improvements during his tenure of 24 years, including the recent restoration of the Golden Gates. This year it is the Tenth Anniversary of the Restoration of the Victorian Fernery. The talk will give an overview of some of the recent challenges and successes and an insight into proposed…

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December 2019

Saughton Sunday – Festive Florals

1st December @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McHattie Room, Saughton Park, Edinburgh

Have a fun and festive time with this beginners floristry workshop led by Julie Muir. You will be creating a seasonal floral design to take home. Julie will demonstrate some practical hints and tips for your design and then we will work through the design together.  All floral materials and sundries needed to make the arrangement are included. Numbers are limited to 10 so that you can get the most from the workshop, so please register your interest with Julie…

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Lecture – ” Planting Papas in the Para Para”. John Marshall, Fife

3rd December @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lecture Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row
Edinburgh, EH3 5LR United Kingdom
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John describes himself as having spent a lifetime travelling in potatoes. He is a member of the Caley and an entertaining speaker. The talk comprises a fast-moving photo show packed with potato stories and experiences from his journey in Peru in 2018. His adventures involved visits to Inca and pre-Inca historical sites, including Machu Piccu and the Parque de la Papa, with its potato fields at 4,200 metres. The potato park of 15,000 hectares was established to conserve the region’s…

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Christmas Event

14th December @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Joint Event with the Friends of Saughton Park.

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Informal pre-Christmas Evening

17th December @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lecture Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row
Edinburgh, EH3 5LR United Kingdom
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A chance to relax in the hectic Christmas season.  Come along and enjoy an informal evening; chat, have a glass of wine, meet fellow members. The evening will feature: Highlights of the 2019 Tour of Hampshire Gardens. Wildflower Walks - a short look back and thoughts for next year. Finally,  the most entertaining garden quiz ever (so I'm told) or your money back! Enter as groups on the night. There will be a special prize for winners.

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January 2020

Lecture – “Gardening on the Edge”. Simon Jones, NTS.

14th January, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lecture Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row
Edinburgh, EH3 5LR United Kingdom
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Simon is a member of the Caley and a former Vice-President. He had experience in commercial horticulture in the Middle East before being employed at Edinburgh Zoo for 15 years. He has been Gardens and Designed Landscapes Manager for the NTS (Glasgow and the West) for the past two and a half years. The talk explores three beautiful and well-known NTS gardens, namely: Inverewe, Arduaine and Brodick. The talk will demonstrate how these gardens have managed to grow plants that…

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February 2020

Saughton Sunday – Practical Propagation Workshop

2nd February, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saughton Park, Edinburgh Edinburgh, United Kingdom + Google Map

Ever wanted to know how to increase the number of your plants without buying them?  Join us for this workshop and discover the joys of plant propagation.  Led by Colin Ainsworth.

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