Young Ramblers discover signs of spring at Botanic Gardens

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Ramblers Scotland have joined forces to take some young walkers on a search for early signs of spring.

On Sunday 25 February, the Family Walks Group of Edinburgh Ramblers will cap off a stroll along the Water of Leith with a treasure hunt style search for new life in the grounds of the Garden.

Edinburgh Family Walks Group

The Ramblers and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh share a goal of helping children discover the wonder and pleasure of the outdoors. Both have also received support for their work from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, which has funded, among other things, community engagement at the Garden and in the botanic cottage where young ramblers, their parents and hosts will retire for a cup of something warming at the end of the day.
Ramblers Walk Leader Brendan Paddy said: "Our young ramblers are really excited about the walking we can now do as the days grow longer. As always, we will be on the look-out for how the natural world is changing around us. We are very grateful to the Garden for hosting this special event for us, and look forward to seeing how sprung exactly spring will be by the end of February."

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Community Engagement Manager Judy Paul said: "It’s a great time to come to the garden as spring makes its presence known. We are really pleased to be making this first connection with the family ramblers group and engage them in what is popping up from the ground under their feet and bustling in the trees above their heads. As they enter the garden, the young ramblers will become rambling rangers finding as many signs of spring as they can!"

Further details of the walk can be found on the Edinburgh Family Walks Meet Up page. There are a limited number of spaces for guests to join the walk but they must RSVP.