What’s On

Illustrated talk “The Chapel Royal in Scotland” by Prof. Iain Torrance Thursday 8th March 2018 19:30

Our next evening talk will be on Thursday 8th March at 7.30pm in the Millar Hall.

Professor Iain Torrance will give an illustrated talk on The Chapel Royal in Scotland.

Next month Jetta McGarry will talk about Scotland’s Great Trails and the John Muir Way on Thursday 5th April.

We hope to see some of our Friends there. There is no charge, but donations are always much appreciated

Garden cafe – Open until Autumn 2018

The Garden café is now open until Autumn 2018

  • Wednesday 13:00 to 16:00
  • Thursday/Friday 10:00 to 16:00
  • Saturday/Sunday 13:00 to 16:00


Hope to see you there

Wreath Making workshops Saturday and Sunday 9th and 10th December

Once more with Claudia taking the lead we are offering wreath making.  Shown are some of the wreathes from last year.

There are still some spaces available.

All materials and tea with home baking are provided

Cost £25 (£23 for Friends of the Garden)

Booking essential, phone Barbara Anderson on 0131 661 7444 or 07854 748013

Illustrated talks 2017-2018

Once more we are pleased to offer a series of informative talks over the coming months. These will start again in 2018

11 January 2018  Roving Mad: Odd Encounters  Dr Malcolm Windsor

8 February          Iconic Views – Painting Hadrian’s Wall  Prof. David Breeze

8 March             The Chapel Royal in Scotland  Prof Iain Torrance

5 April                Scotland’s Great Trails and the John Muir Way  Jetta McGarry


All talks will be in the Millar Hall, Duddingston at 19:30.

There is no charge but donations for Dr Neil’s Garden are welcome


Watch this space! Events in 2017

In 2017 we have a number of events planned, details to follow:garden room donations box

  • Silent Auction 23rd May
  • There is a repeat of last year’s successful Bio-blitz on 17th June
  • Tapestry exhibition in Thomson’s Tower in May
  • Jewelry and Felt making exhibition in August in Thomson’s Tower
  • Children’s play in association with Theatre Alba during the Edinburgh Fringe
  • Exhibition of small sculptures in Thomson’s Tower in September
  • Open day to coincide with the Common Riding
  • Garden themed quiz night
  • Wreath making 9th and 10th December. With mulled wine and mince pies!
  • Partridge in a pear tree concert in December


Details to follow.

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