PHOTOS – Mandala in the Botanic Gardens

From 13th – 17th October, you can see a Mandala in the Royal Botanic Gardens. The word Mandala comes from Sanskrit and means ‘circle’. Mandalas are used as spiritual tools in Hinduism and Buddhism, as aids to meditation. They consist of colourful patterns and symbols organised around a unifying centre. Buddhist monks traditionally make them […]

Mandala in the Botanical Gardens

PHOTO – Autumn in the Botanics

The Royal Botanic Garden is a wonderful place to visit at any time of year. At Autumn, it is arguably at its best – when all the many different species of trees and plants begin to shed their leaves, resulting in all the varied colours and hues of the season. And on clear, sunny autumn […]

NEWS – Jungle City unveiled in Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens

Jungle City unveiled in Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens Today saw the launch of Jungle City in Edinburgh’s Royal Botanical Gardens. There’s around 130 life sized animals dotted around the gardens, with some special ones on show in Harvey Nichols at St Andrew Square and inside The Dome on George Street. The Elephant Family exists to […]

PHOTO – Spring flowers in the Botanics

There’s nothing we like more than a stroll around the Royal Botanical Gardens.  Today, we took our camera with us and captured the vibrant colours of the flowers. Tweet

NEWS – Botanical Gardens, East Gate Cafe now open

We love the Botanical Gardens and escaped from our post-Fringe lull to have a walk around the grounds on a perfect Edinburgh day. The new cafe at the East Gate is now open for drinks and snacks. Serving a wide selection of beverages and light snacks, the Coffee Bar is open daily from 10am until 15 […]

PHOTO – Edinburgh Botanics by children

Yesterday, I took some mini Spotlight members to the Botanics and they helped me capture the beautiful summer colours on parade at the moment.  Enjoy the photos, which were all taken by children aged 5-11. Tweet

PHOTO WALK – The Botanical Gardens, Inverleith

I absolutely love the Royal Botanical Gardens and have published articles about them in spring,  summer,  autumn, and winter.    I recently took a stroll through the gardens to spot the first flowers and test out my new point and shoot camera.  I also had mini members of the Spotlight team with me who were squirrel hunting and had great success […]