EVENT – Midsummer at the Botanical Gardens, Saturday 21st June 2014

Edinburgh’s Botanical Gardens open until 10.30pm on Saturday 21st June 2014 for Midsummer celebrations

Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh

We absolutely love the Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh and visit on a weekly basis. In celebration of the longest day of the year, the gardens will remain open until 10.30pm on Saturday 21st June 2014.

Make sure you make the most of this opportunity to see the gardens in a different light. Join an attempt to break the world record for tree hugging at 20:00 and help calculate the environmental benefit of a tree collection by doing some tree measuring.

There will also be live music and performances throughout the evening, plus The Scottish Poetry Library will be there offering opportunities to write, share and perform poems.

6.00pm Corroboree stilt performance (30mins)

6.45pm Aerial performance with Vision Mechanics (5 mins)

7.00pm Harp performance (30 mins)

7.45pm Aerial performance with Vision Mechanics (5 mins)

8.00pm Tree Hug World Record Attempt (1 min)

8.15pm Midsummer Poetry with the Scottish Poetry Library (45 mins)

9.15pm Corroboree stilt performance (30 mins)


– Free entry to Glasshouses from 6pm – 9.30pm (last entry 9pm)

– Corin Sworn exhibition at Inverleith House (open until 9.30pm)

– Food & refreshments available at the Terrace Cafe and East Gate Lodge

Sounds like a fabulous free way to celebrate the midsummer!

Further information

You can read more about the gardens on their website, like them on Facebook and follow them on twitter @TheBotanics.

Event link

Summer flowers

Glasshouses open from 6pm – 9.30pm (free entry)

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