Edinburgh Garden news

People’s Postcode Lottery Charity of the Week

To mark 2016 National Gardening Week, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is hosting a Spring Festival as People’s Postcode Lottery’s national Charity of the Week. Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have awarded an amazing £450,000 to RBGE for 2016, supporting projects at home and abroad.

Botanic Garden’s Regius Keeper is Conferred Professor

Simon Milne MBE, Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), has been conferred an Honorary Professor of the University of Edinburgh. As part of this, he is now associated to the School of Biological Sciences

Pandas eat more than shoots and leaves

The UK's only two giant pandas, based at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo, are providing their support – and poo - to scientists at RBGE who aim to improve conservation in the wild through better understanding of exactly what members of this iconic species eat.

Guttied by the hunger for Sapotaceae

It has been dubbed “the most important plant family you’ve never heard of” and from Saturday, March 19 to Sunday, July 24 visitors to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) can discover just how much we have relied upon the pantropical Sapotaceae for everything from golf balls to intercontinental communication and continue to exploit it with advancements in skin care and miracle sweeteners. Even the iconic hornbill bird has a place in Nature Mother of Invention, the major exhibition in the John Hope Gateway.

Expert group declares RBGE a “fantastic asset” for Scotland

The work and achievements of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) have received a glowing report from an independent, international and high-profile peer group, appointed by the Scottish Government and whose findings are made public today (Thurs, February 18).

Appointment of Trustees to the Board of RBGE

Scottish Ministers are looking to fill two Trustee positions on the Board of the Royal Botanic Garden (RBGE).  Each appointment is an opportunity to help shape the future of one of the world’s most renowned botanic gardens and require specialist knowledge and experience in two areas: Communications and Visitor Destination/Business Development.

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The Terrace Café closes for a major refurbishment of its interior.

The Terrace Café at the Botanics will close on Monday 8 February for a major refurbishment of its interior. The planned improvements will considerably enhance the internal layout and visitor experience. The Café is due to reopen in early April.

RBGE’s Financial Model Attracts International Interest

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh may not be the most likely hotbed of financial innovation, yet it is leading the way with a concept that could bring about positive changes in spending policy on public services around the world.

Get the dirt on dirt at the Botanics

Roll-up your sleeves and get your hands dirty with the experts when the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) celebrates World Soils Day in the John Hope Gateway visitor centre on Saturday, December 5.

Chair of the Board of Trustees reappointed

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment today announced the reappointment of Sir Muir Russell as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

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