Edinburgh Garden news

First month in for our new Director of Horticulture & Learning

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s (RBGE) recently appointed Director of Horticulture and Learning is Kevin F H Reid  NDF  MBA. Mr Reid comes to RBGE having served as Director of Ness Botanic Gardens, part of the University of Liverpool, from July 2006.

A warm welcome to our new apprentices

Settling in just fine. Jennifer Wright and  Kevin Klein-Woolthuis, both 19-years-old, settle in to their new roles in the RBGE's modern apprenticeship scheme.

Birthday Honour at RBGE

New Trustee appointed

The Botanics opens up to Edinburgh’s budding gardeners

Edinburgh’s would-be garden enthusiasts have a perfect excuse to come to the Botanics this month. The Garden is hosting a series of drop-in sessions to encourage visitors to cultivate their own produce at home. 

New Trustee announcement

We are delighted that The Scottish Government has announced the appointment of Professor Ian Wall as a Trustee to RBGE. Please click here for the full story.

RBGE contends title as Britain’s finest

After a hugely successful year, topped by its critically-acclaimed Botanic Lights event in November, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is starting 2015 with the news that it has been nominated for the prestigious “Garden of the Year” title in the annual BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards. Now, the race is on to attract support and bring in a winning vote before the end of the month.

Threatened seeds of Lebanon find protection in Edinburgh

Crucial conservation efforts in Lebanon are set to benefit from high-level skills transfer workshops in Scotland this week (w/c 8 Dec).

Cairngorms offer up botanical secrets

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.

British seeds of yesterday boost hope for tomorrow’s Mediterranean conservation

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.

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