Mud Oven Afternoons 

Bobby Niven, Palm House, 2017. Photo: Johnny Barrington. 

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Come along to Johnston Terrace Wildlife Garden each Friday afternoon during the Festival to experience the Palm House as social sculpture, enjoy the wildflower meadow, see the mud oven in action, and create your own edible sculptures.

Artist Bobby Niven will host the first Mud Oven Afternoon on Friday 3 August – drop into this free event to meet the designer and maker of the Palm House and founder of Bothy Project.

Each following Friday special guests will be invited to share their insights into aspects of Palm House and the surrounding wildlife garden.

These afternoons will also feature pop up appearances by magicians participating in Ruth Ewan’s festival commission Sympathetic Magick.

Join us at a special Mud Oven Afternoon on the final day of the Festival, Sunday 26 August.

No booking required but places will be limited. 


Each Friday during the Festival, 2—5pm 

3, 10, 17, 24 and 26 August


Johnston Terrace Wildlife Garden
Patrick Geddes Steps/Castle Wynd South,
Edinburgh, EH1 2PW