Last February, RBGE launched the Wee World of Lichens, a self-guided safari-style exploration of the frequently overlooked but fascinating world of the small. Now that the leaves are gone, come along to Edinburgh and see what else there is to be seen among the plantings and pavements at the Botanics. With your trail-guide, you can borrow a magnifying lens to get in close and personal with our collections. Put that lens up to your eye, and get looking!

Keep your eyes peeled for the next trail to be launched at Benmore Botanic Garden in 2018.

Take a picture and post it to #myurbanlichen – see if you can spot something new for RBGE’s lichen list.

Or, if it’s a rainy day, check out the wonderful film Lichens in the City by Wild Leaf Reels and RBGE.