Public Outreach

We are passionate about plants and take seriously the need to share our interests, our expertise and our successes with all. EPS has an active and diverse public engagement remit ranging from school workshops, science festival events, woodland exploration and exhibitions.

Find out the latest EPS news through our EPS blog or follow us on Twitter @EdinPlantSci

Please email if you want to suggest or request a public engagement activity under EPS.


Public engagement of partner institues:


Forest Research

Centre of Hydrology and Ecology

Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS)


Grow your own potatoes

If you want further details on ‘Grow your own potatoes’ or school visits, please contact David Kenyon on 0131 244 8878 or by email.





Opal Tree Health Survey


Seedling App


Tree species database



Discovering wildlife on your doorstep


Edinburgh Climate Festival


Public engagement videos


Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh (RBGE)

Scotland's Rural College (SRUC)

University of Edinburgh Plant Science

Information for Schools at RBGE


The John Hope Gateway at the RBGE hosts educational events. They also have a public gallery, biodiversity centre and shop.




SRUC Researcher Showcase


The Future of Farming and Forestry Fun Day


SRUC staff and students could not BEE more serious about science


A Summer talking Science

Visit The Avoidance of Shadows website to view the art-science exhibition staged by Dr Karen Halliday (Edinburgh University) and Edinburgh artist Hamer Dodds (Melting Snow).


VR Rubisco at the Midlothian Science Festival - October 2016, Mccormick Lab