Gardens get apple appeal

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THE Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh will be celebrating 200 years of apple research with a series of events that includes tasting and a theatrical production.

Running from 10am tomorrow and into Sunday, the attraction will provide many apple varieties – supplied by the Royal Horticultural Society – for sampling.

Enthusiasts from the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society have been experimenting with apples and how best to use them as a food crop since 1812.

Apple expert Willie Duncan will be on hand to answer questions and identify unknown apples.

On Sunday, there is a storytelling session from 1pm to 4pm featuring enchanting hubs around the garden as part of the Storytelling
Festival.