Posted on Thursday 11 December 2014
Crucial conservation efforts in Lebanon are set to benefit from high-level skills transfer workshops in Scotland this week (w/c 8 Dec).
Posted on Thursday 04 December 2014
The silent movie classic “Steamboat Bill Jr” featuring Buster Keaton is being screened at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) later this month.
Posted on Wednesday 03 December 2014
Two striking discoveries in the Cairngorms National Park have served to underscore the need for increased research into Britain’s extensive – but often overlooked - communities of lichens. The call comes after Dr Rebecca Yahr, a Lichen Biodiversity Scientist at RBGE, uncovered two tiny botanical gems clinging unnoticed in one of the country’s most heavily documented mountain regions. Now, the quest is on to discover how many more scientific surprises are waiting to be found, right under our feet.
Posted on Wednesday 19 November 2014
Endangered in its homeland, the majestic cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani) is about to make a remarkable comeback: at key “safe-sites” around the British Isles.
Posted on Friday 14 November 2014
Posted on Tuesday 07 October 2014
Award-winning string duo High Heels & Horse Hair will be performing Baroque and contemporary compositions inspired by Scotland's plant life at RBGE on Saturday 18 October. TRANSPLANTED is a musical depiction of native plants, celebrating their diversity and many uses in society over the centuries.
Posted on Thursday 18 September 2014
An insightful peek at the rarely seen objects supporting the work of a leading international research centre is presented exquisitely in the newly published Botanical Treasures: Objects from the Herbarium and Library of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Set alongside alluring images of antique and contemporary archive specimens sit rich textual passages presenting powerful stories about plants and people from around the world.
Posted on Thursday 11 September 2014
Posted on Friday 22 August 2014
They got on their bikes and delighted audiences around the UK before crescendoing at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Now the artistic merit and sheer tenacity of the HandleBards has been rightly recognised with the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award.
Posted on Tuesday 19 August 2014
This November, visitors to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) will be invited to enter the Garden after dark for a spectacular outdoor event featuring a magical combination of light and nature. It is the first outdoor light experience of its kind to be organised by the Garden.