Community Garden Produce Show at the Harvest Festival

Community Garden Produce Show at the Harvest Festival

The Edible Gardening Project held it’s 6th annual Harvest Festival on the 17th and 18th September. The event is a celebration of the vegetable growing year with music, garden tasters and family friendly activities, it’s a big hit with the visitors. A regular feature of the festival is the community gardens produce show. We invite […]

Autumn Screening: Corin Sworn & Tony Romano, The Coat

Autumn Screening: Corin Sworn & Tony Romano, The Coat

Join us for a screening of Corin Sworn and Tony Romano’s new film, ‘The Coat’ (2016, HD video, 58 mins), as part of Inverleith House’s 30th anniversary celebrations. ‘The Coat’ loosely adapts Aristophanes’ ‘The Birds’ from 414 BC Athens to a few hot days in contemporary Calabria. The film follows two characters, a young man […]

This tiny “animal-swallowing” liverwort is spreading rampantly through our forests (and that’s cool!)

This tiny “animal-swallowing” liverwort is spreading rampantly through our forests (and that’s cool!)

Colura calyptrifolia (or to give it its appropriately creepy-sounding common name, the Fingered Cowlwort), is one of our most fascinating UK liverworts. Absolutely tiny (the leaves are about a millimetre long and whole plants often only 2-3 mm), it is heavily modified from the basic leafy-liverwort body plan, the leaves formed into inflated sacs like […]

Busy at the Botanic Cottage

Busy at the Botanic Cottage

Phew! Since opening in May, over 130 events have taken place in the Botanic Cottage, organised by a range of people across the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh as well as by independent community and charitable organisations, and attended by almost 3,500 people; indeed, the big opening celebration – the Cottage Garden Gala – was attended by over […]