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Nature Nippers

Nature Nippers

Inveresk Lodge Garden
Thu 1 May

A very popular event for the under 5’s and their parents If you want your child to enjoy playing outside and discovering the natural world then Nature Nippers is for you!

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1st May – Natty Newts

See these natty newts up close and make one to take home.

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Children must be accompanied by an adult. We will be outside so wellies and warm, waterproof clothes are a must. Booking essential: 0844 493 2124 or lothianranger@nts.org.uk


  • 01 May 2014 : 09:00 - 17:00




For further information please call 08444932124 lothianranger@nts.org.uk

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Wildlife and Garden Photographic Workshop

Wildlife and Garden Photographic Workshop

Inveresk Lodge Garden
Dates between : Sun 15 Jun - Sun 17 Aug

Learn all about photography in the idyllic surroundings of Inveresk Lodge Garden.

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If you have a camera and want to learn how to take fantastic pictures of wildlife and gardens, then this is the event for you.

Join us at Inveresk Garden and be guided by the National trust for Scotland's expert Photo Librarian who will teach you all about landscapes and macro photography, file quality, shutter speeds, use of flash, use of filters, digital workflow, compostion and light plus much more.

The Lothian Ranger Service will provide expert advice and local knowledge on Inveresk's flora and fauna to help you get the most from the day.

Tea, coffee and a sandwich lunch will be provided.

Pre-booking is essential through the 'buy online' button below.

For more information about the workshop please call 0844 493 2124 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

Workshop requirements: We encourage participants to bring their own DSLR camera with a manual mode. If you don't have one, you can bring a compact camera if it has an option to select from different shutter speeds and exposure times.


  • 15 Jun 2014 : 10:00 - 16:00
  • 17 Aug 2014 : 10:00 - 16:00



  • Adult : £ 50.00
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For further information please call 0844 4932124 or email Lothianranger@nts.org.uk


Pre-booking is essential

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Marvellous Mini Beasts

Marvellous Mini Beasts

Inveresk Lodge Garden
Thu 17 Jul

What slimy mini beasts can you discover at Inveresk Lodge garden? Come along on this ranger lead walk to find out.

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Pre-booking essential.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


  • 17 Jul 2014 : 10:30 - 11:30



  • Child : £ 3.00



For further information please call 0844 4932126

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The Tempest

The Tempest

Inveresk Lodge Garden
Sun 17 Aug

Enjoy this magical play of love, sorcery and theatrical illusion in the beautiful surroundings of Inveresk Lodge Garden, a National Trust for Scotland property.

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On a remote island, Prospero, the Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion, magical spirits and manipulation.

He conjures up a tempest to lure his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to the island.

But for those who are shipwrecked, trickery abounds romance blossoms, and monsters lurk in dark corners of his magical island...

Please bring low backed chairs / rugs if you wish, and dress for the weather. Advance booking strongly advised.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.hubtickets.co.uk or by phoning The Brunton, Box office on 0131 665 2240;


  • 17 Aug 2014 : 19:00 - 21:30



  • Adult : £ 9.75
  • Concession : £ 7.00



For further information please call 0844 4932126

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Alice Through the Looking Glass

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Inveresk Lodge Garden
Sun 17 Aug

Quantum Theatre brings the full array of Carroll’s fantastical characters to life with comedy music and magic. This lively new adaptation delivers all the quirky charm and humour of the book in a fun and pacey show for all the family

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Quantum Theatre brings its lively brand of comedy, music and magic to Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic, Alice Through the Looking Glass.

With live music and the full array of Carroll’s fantastical characters, this lively new adaptation delivers all the quirky charm and humour of the book in a fun and pacey show for all the family

Please bring low backed chairs / rugs if you wish, and dress for the weather. Advance booking strongly advised.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.hubtickets.co.uk or by phoning The Brunton, Box office on 0131 665 2240;


  • 17 Aug 2014 : 15:00 - 17:00



  • Adult : £ 7.00
  • Family : £ 26.00



For further information please call 0844 4932126

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Bat Walk at Inveresk Lodge Garden

Bat Walk at Inveresk Lodge Garden

Inveresk Lodge Garden
Wed 10 Sep

Come along and find out some of the great species of bat this site has and see what other night time creatures we can discover.

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Pre-booking essential.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


  • 10 Sep 2014 : 20:00 - 22:00



  • Adult : £ 4.00
  • Child : £ 3.00



For further information please call 0844 4932124 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

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Did you know?

In spite of the fact that Inveresk Village sits at the top of a hill, the garden has large wet or boggy areas. These springs are responsible for all the water in the ponds here, before they drain into the River Esk.

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Garden: all year, 10-5 or dusk if earlier.

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