The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) was founded in 1670 as a physic garden. It is now a world-renowned centre for plant science, horticulture and education and extends over four Gardens (Edinburgh, Benmore, Dawyck and Logan) boasting a rich living collection of plants.
"To explore, conserve and explain the world of plants for a better future"
That's our mission. Without plants, there would be no life on earth.
RBGE has been growing and studying plants for more than 330 years and our world class Living Collection, Herbarium and Library ensure that we are perfectly placed to contribute to the ongoing process of documenting and conserving the world's diversity of plantlife. Find out more about RBGE - browse our latest news, history, corporate information and the synopsis of what we do or visit our Science pages to find out more about our current research.