Edinburgh

photo (2)Mandy Haggith will take up residence in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in the first week of July!

All events are free.

Four events require pre-booking: 11 July, 15 July, 23 July and 25 July, links are below.  Otherwise, please come along at the designated time or drop in.

If coming along for a walk, please gather at the designated meeting space in good time!

Saturday 6 July – BIRCH
Reading
Real Life Science Studio
3pm -3.15pm – drop in
Walking With Poets opening event at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE)
A poetry reading hosted by Mandy Haggith

Sunday 7 July – ROWAN
Walk
Meet at Real Life Science Studio
3.30pm – 4.30pm
Explore RGBE in a unique manner. Poet Mandy Haggith presents the Garden in a new light, with the help of poetry.

Monday 8 July – ALDER
Reading
Look for signs on arrival.  And bring a rug to sit on.
2pm – 4pm
Mandy Haggith is hosting an outdoor poetry reading. 

Wednesday 10 July – WILLOW
Meet the poet
John Hope Gateway
2pm – 4pm
An opportunity to meet the poet and an informal gathering focusing on ‘weaving with words’

Thursday 11 July – ASH
Talk
John Hope Gateway – access only via West Gate on Arboretum Place from 6.45pm
7pm – 8.30pm
Tree folklore talk – Pre-book  this workshop at Walking With Poets eventbrite.com
Poet Mandy Haggith, RGBE’s poet in residence, gives a talk on tree folklore and a poetry reading.

Friday 12 July – HAWTHORN
Walk
Meet at John Hope Gateway
3.30pm – 4.30Pm
Rustle of Leave – a listening walk
Explore RGBE in a unique manner. Poet Mandy Haggith presents the Garden in a new light, with the help of poetry. 

Saturday 13 July – OAK
Meet the Poet
RGBE (Oak Lawn – look for signs on arrival)
2pm – 4pm
RGBE poet-in-residence Mandy Haggith discusses her Gaelic tree alphabet, folklore and word play.

Sunday 14 July – HOLLY
Meet the Poet
RGBE (Oak Lawn – look for signs on arrival)
2pm – 4pm
RGBE poet-in-residence Mandy Haggith discusses her Gaelic tree alphabet, folklore and word play.

Monday 15 July – HAZEL
Poetry Workshop
Patrick Geddes Room, Gateway
2pm – 4pm Pre-book  this workshop at Walking With Poets eventbrite.com
Poet Mandy Haggith presents a ‘Tree wisdom poetry workshop’. 

Satuday 20 July – BRAMBLE
Meet the Poet
2pm – 4pm – around the garden!
Mandy Haggith delivers poetry buzz readings around the garden. 

Sunday 21 July – IVY
Tree Hugging!
RGBE – look for signs on arrival.
3pm and 4pm
Poet Mandy Haggith leads tree hugging lessons.

Monday 22 July – BLACKTHORN
Walk:  Ouch! That prickles!
Meet at John Hope Gateway
3.30pm – 4.30pm
A touchy-feely walk exploring textures around the garden. Suitable for children aged 5+.

Tuesday 23 July – ELDER
Patrick Geddes Room, Gateway
2pm – 4pm- Pre-book  this workshop at Walking With Poets eventbrite.com
Grow your own poetry!  Workshop on growing new poems from cuttings, led by Mandy Haggith.

Wednesday 24 July – PINE
Pines and Poems – a Walk
Meet at John Hope Gateway
3.30pm – 4.30pm
RGBE poet-in-residence Mandy Haggith explores pines and poems from all around the world as she leads a walk around the Garden. 

Thursday 25 July – GORSE
A Reading
John Hope Gateway – access only via West Gate on Arboretum Place from 6.45pm
7.00pm – 8.30pm – pre-book event at Walking With Poets eventbrite.com
Mandy Haggith gives a gorse-themed reading as she continues to work through the Gaelic tree alphabet.  Gorse wine will be served.

Friday 26 July – HEATHER
John Hope Gateway
2pm – 4pm
If you’re the size of a bee, heather’s a big tree
Kids’ drop-in event, introducing children to poetry and the Garden.

Saturday 27 July – ASPEN
Writing activity
Chinese Pavillion
1pm – 5pm
Renga: collaborative poetry writing.  Learn how to write renga in the grounds of RGBE with poet Mandy Haggith.

Sunday 28 July – YEW
Walk
Meet at John Hope Gateway
3.30pm – 4.30pm
Gaelic Tree Alphabet – a Walk
Mandy Haggith concludes her month-long look at the Gaelic Tree Alphabet with a walk in the Garden, focussing on the Yew. Mandy reads themed poetry

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