Events for 2017/18

Events for December 2017 to April 2018

Friends’ talks are held on Sundays at 2pm in the Education Centre in the Garden.  Friends’ events are generally free to members of the Friends; donations are welcome from others. For bookings or any questions you might have, please e-mail

Sunday 3rd December 2017
Angela Montford. In the Garden Shed: Old Tools and Gadgets. From the wheelbarrow to the hosepipe, an illustrated survey of the usual tools and gadgets we have used and improved in our gardens since the Middle Ages.

Friday 8th December 2017

For West End Christmas week, the Friends are offering young children a magical evening walk through the Garden on Friday December 8th, where they can meet some of the fictional and mythical creatures who "live" there. You may book this event at:

Further details may be had by emailing

Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Ease into ’18. On Tuesday 2nd January at 11am and until 1pm there will be a 5k fun run around the paths of the University Botanic Garden to get yourself in shape for the New Year. The event caters for all ages and ambitions, just walk or break the record! Your reward, as well as a good time, will include seasonal refreshments in the glasshouse at the end of the run.

Sunday 7th January 2018
Alasdair Hood, Curator & Clare Reaney, Horticultural Technician: Exploring the Alpine Lakes of the Mercantour National Park in France. A seed collecting expedition together with Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh and Glasgow Botanic Garden, which the Friends helped finance.

Sunday 4th February 2018
Gavin Broomhall: The Garden of Remembrance at RM Condor. How the garden was formed and the ethos of what has been created, plus a history of the original house and garden before the MOD took it over.

Sunday 4th March 2018
Keith Walker: The development of Will’s Braes and the land now belonging to the Botanic Garden.

Sunday 8th April 2018
Easter Eggventure, details to be confirmed nearer the time.