Posted on Wednesday 07 January 2015
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.
Posted on Monday 05 January 2015
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.
Posted on Monday 22 December 2014
A 36-year career of inspirational leadership in the world of horticulture has been recognised with an OBE in the New Year Honours for Dr David Rae FRSE, recently retired Director of Horticulture and Learning at RBGE.
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.