Edinburgh Garden news

Science and Horticulture must combine forces to save nature

Sadie Barber with some of the seedlings

Botanics staff celebrate arrival of seedlings bred from world’s smelliest plant

Top Malaysian scientist and conservationist honoured

Real potential comes to Scotland for saving Rafflesia

Chocolate on the menu at Gardeners' Question Time Summer Party

Lichens - making invisible nasties visible

Healthy human lives depend on clean air. But, air pollution is recognised by the World Health Organisation as one of the biggest environmental health issues of our time, contributing to around 40,000 UK deaths every year. So, how can you tell if the air is clean? The answer is now at hand, thanks to researchers at RBGE who have published an easy-to-use air quality self-assessment package that could ultimately help save lives through people power.

Planting the seeds of a new partnership for Garden and MSP

Ben Macpherson MSP, recently elected member for Edinburgh Northern and Leith, has made his first behind-the-scenes visit to RBGE, meeting personnel across the Science and Horticultural Divisions who are behind research and conservation initiatives at home and around the world.

Dedicated horticulturist receives BEM

Major boost to help save the Alpine House.

RBGE is celebrating the news that it has received a £46,215 funding boost from SITA Trust to help restore the Garden’s Heritage Alpine House.

BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners' Question Time Summer Garden Party arrives in Scotland for the first time

The cream of Britain’s horticultural broadcasters are Scotland-bound as BBC Radio 4’s annual Gardeners' Question Time (GQT) Summer Garden Party prepares to be hosted at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh  on Saturday, July 9.

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