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The Last Word on The Lost Words

As the doors close on what has been our most popular exhibition in Inverleith House it is worth reflecting on what has made The Lost Words such a…

Field Notes from a Hidden City

Among the stellar line-up of nature writers speaking at the Connect With Nature festival at the RBGE this weekend we have Esther Woolfson in conversation with Chitra Ramaswamy…

Connect with Nature Festival

Nature writing can begin with a sense of wonder and curiosity about the world. We have brought together a diverse group of writers for our first Botanics nature…

Me & My Bee Lands at the Botanics

Why is so much good children’s theatre in Edinburgh on during August when our children are going back to school? This year the Botanics   is bringing top quality…

Naturalist and writer Mark Cocker headlines Connect with Nature festival at the RBGE

Among the growing list of writers, poets, illustrators and song-writers who have signed-up for the RBGE’s first nature writing festival, Connect with Nature, over the weekend 19/20th May,…

The Joy of Life

Max Ernst’s painting, La Joie de Vivre, was the inspiration for a remarkable piece of body art, by Edinburgh College student Lori Walker, photographed recently in the temperate…

Kingfisher: evening angler, weather teller, rainbringer and Rainbow bird

“Wow this is really super awesome!” Parents will recognise this as the greatest accolade that you can ever hope for from a seven year old and actually the…

The Lost Words Recovered

Call me an incurable romantic if you must but I find it hard to accept that words of my childhood, and indeed my children’s childhood, words like conker,…

Nature Play Two Years On

Now two full years have passed since our Nature Play: Nature Conservation project to explore the idea of informal, child-led play within an area of native vegetation in…

Remembering Sami food ambassador Greta Huuva

Listeners to Radio 4’s Food Programme will have head the fascinating account of the Hadza, East Africa’s last group of hunter gatherers with a diet of 95% wild…

My 6th Global Botanic Gardens Congress

I only managed one day at the 6GBGC last week but it was a day crammed full of ideas and inspiration from the keynote on Plant Dignity in…

Food Forever

Each year, for the past four years, leaders from industry, government, the third sector and research have gathered in Stockholm for the EAT Forum to look at global…

John Jeffrey rediscovered

160 years after the disappearance of young Scottish plant-hunter John Jeffrey, a reimagining of his missing journals finally reveals the truth behind an extraordinary adventure. In 1850, with…

What’s After After the Storm

A hundred years ago, in the Spring of 1917, Europe was in the in the midst of the Great War and here in Edinburgh doctors at Craiglockhart Hospital…

Simon Whatley’s Span Table

Simon Whatley collaborated with furniture maker Jonathan Pang to produce the Span Table one of the pieces currently on show in the exhibition After the Storm in the…

After the Storm publication arrives

As the After the Storm exhibition continues to attract a large and appreciative audience in the John Hope Gateway, this week we are launching the much anticipated After…

Climate Change, Storm Connor and Capturing Carbon.

Storm Connor blasted the North-East of Britain with 90 mph winds over the Christmas holidays, just days before the fifth anniversary of Cyclone Andrea. Over the same period…

Gardens are good for you

Images from Nacadia, a therapy garden at Horsholm Arboretum, Denmark   Gardening is good for you, and it is now official. The use gardening in the treatment of…

After the Storm Update

I last wrote a blog about the After the Storm Project back in February this year and a lot has happened since then. The 12 Scottish furniture makers…

Prayer Flags in the Garden

Strings of Prayer Flags or Lung ta are a common sight on mountain passes across Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. The coloured flags are printed with prayers that are…