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Plant Rainbow

Tickets info

Date & Time
Saturday 4 – Sunday 19 April
24 hours
Age Restriction
Ages 3+

Activities | Ages 3+

Plant Rainbow

About the event

When times are tough, getting outside in nature is a great way to clear your head and escape distractions. At the time of writing, there are important restrictions on what we can do on our trips outside, but the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh want to share an initiative with you to help stay positive no matter if you’re inside or outside: #plantrainbow. 

The idea of #plantrainbow is to find beauty in seasonal plants all around us, whether they are in our gardens, streets or parks. As we enter spring, plants are beginning to explode into colour.  If you are outside getting some fresh air, why not keep an eye out to see if you can spot rainbow patterns in nature all around you? 

If you want to share photos of colourful plants you have seen on while out and about you can use the hashtag #plantrainbow on social media for the world to see. The examples above are two variants of the simple primrose, a flower ready to burst into full bloom in gardens around the country.

You can learn a little more about this wonderful plant from the Botanics’ Max Coleman here.  Learn More


The rainbows we see in our native plant life will complement the rainbows you may have seen in people’s windows across the country, a show of support for the amazing work of key workers such as nurses and care workers. Whether you are taking part in #plantrainbow by taking photos of your own or admiring and sharing posts from home, we hope that it helps to spread a bit of hope and joy. 

To learn more about #plantrainbow you can visit the Botanics’ blog here.

Botanics' Blog

Content Provided by Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

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