17apr2:00 pm4:00 pmRGBE NEW GROWTH: ONLINE SPRING FESTIVALJoin our community engagement team on 17 April for ‘New Growth’, this year’s virtual Spring Festival.2:00 pm - 4:00 pm OrganiserRBGEEvent TypeWebinar & TalksThemeNature & Biodiversity

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Join our community engagement team to celebrate the start of the growing season! As we get going in the vegetable patch for another year we are inspired by new growth and the power of plants to improve our health and wellbeing. We will be sharing some resources to help make the most of your time growing, cooking and being in nature.

Take some time and enjoy our videos, tutorials and blogs. You can also join us for a live ‘Meet the Gardener’ session and get some tips directly from our community gardening team.

Tag us on #RBGENewGrowth to show us how you are celebrating new growth this year. All posts will be entered into a prize draw to win a one to one online session with our community gardeners or a copy of Edible Gardening in Scotland


There is a Time for Growing

Live: Meet the Gardener Online, 2pm

Join Elinor, one of our community gardeners, live on Zoom. She will be sharing advice, inspiration, and top tips from the Garden.

To join and submit your questions please contact us on [email protected] with ‘Meet the Gardener’ as your subject line. You will then be sent the information on how to join on Zoom, please note you will have both your camera and audio muted upon entry.

Please use the chat function to ask additional questions or use #RBGENewGrowth on Twitter

Videos: Growing your Edible Garden

Our team were busy working away throughout 2021 growing fresh produce and delivering community workshops online. We have compiled some videos to give you a little taste of our work and some tips to get you growing!

There is a time for Being

Video: An Introduction to Contemplative Walking

We know that spending time in beautiful green spaces is good for our mental and physical wellbeing but there are things we can do to make the most of this precious time. This short guide will introduce you to some principals and tips for making the most of your walks in green spaces, wherever you are in the world.

Video coming soon.

Blog: Lessons from Lockdown – Connecting with Nature

After a remarkable year we are taking time to reflect on how accessing green spaces, growing, or connecting with nature has helped us. We have asked our amazing volunteers, community groups and staff to share some top tips from a very strange year. We will be sharing a blog with all their best tips and suggestions.

There is a time for cooking

Video: Cooking with Spring Crops

Join Ailsa for seasonal recipe inspiration direct from our own cottage kitchen in the Garden. Ailsa is a cookery tutor, food writer and mum of two with a Masters in Gastronomy. She is passionate about seasonal, sustainable, delicious food. Her favourite thing is sitting round a table sharing food with friends old and new. Until that can resume she’s happy to share recipes with the Botanic Cottage community.

Video coming soon.

Blogs: One Year of Seasonal Recipes

Discover a year of fantastic, fresh and seasonal recipes. Before the pandemic we held a weekly Cook Club on site at the Botanic Cottage. Anyone is welcome to join us to learn new cooking skills and to enjoy a healthy meal that’s been freshly prepared by the group. Since March 2020 Cottage Cook Club tutor Ailsa has prepared some great recipes from fresh and store cupboard ingredients to encourage us to keep home cooking and keep eating right.

Discover her recipes and our seasonal growing tips on our blog.




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