Collecting plants with local botanists in Malaysia

About Us

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) was founded in the 17th century as a physic garden. Now it extends over four Gardens boasting a rich living collection of plants, and is a world-renowned centre for plant science and education.

"exploring and explaining 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 over 330 years, and so is perfectly placed to help document and conserve the world's diversity of plantlife. Find out more about RBGE - browse our latest news, history, corporate information or the synopsis of what we do.  

Regius Keeper's message

A personal welcome from Simon Milne MBE.

Meet our Trustees

RBGE's Board of Trustees brings a range of skills and experience.

Staff home pages

Several of our scientific staff have their own pages on this website.  

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)