Foraging for Fun this September!

Did you know nettles can be spun into silk? Have you heard of solar dyeing? Discover how textiles can be made from the plants and natural materials around us in a hands-on workshop with two parts. Textile artist and historical interpreter Kirsten Milliken will demonstrate a variety of ancient skills

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Edinburgh Botanics students

Bringing people together has all sorts of benefits for personal development – growing confidence, group work and peer support to name a few. For a long time it wasn’t possible for groups to gain these benefits through residentials, with young people really suffering as a result. We’ve loved being able

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From little acorns…

There have been some changes to part of our woods! Forestry contractors have begun removing 2 hectares of non-native trees from the edge of the estate. This is all sitka spruce, which was planted as a windbreak by previous owners and is largely a forestry crop. The removal of these

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