What’s On

Illustrated talks 2017-2018

Once more we are pleased to offer a series of informative talks over the coming months

Thursday 5th October @ 19:30 “The Scottish Enlightment” by Professor David Purdie









Thursday 2nd November @ 19:30 “The Arts and Crafts Movement in Scotland” by Annette Carruthers













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


Gin Tasting with Adam Irvine 19th October @ 19:30

Following on from the very successful whisky tasting we have a Gin tasting evening in the Sheep Heid in Duddingston Village.

Donation on the night.

Booking is essesntial, please phone Jim Baird on

0131 669 8819


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 from last year.

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

“Such frail enclaves” 23rd to 30th September 11:00 to 16:30

Brigid Collins presents a gathering of artworks inspired by poetry.

This runs from Saturday 23rd September to Saturday 30th September, 11:00 to 16:30.



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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