Edinburgh Garden news

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.

Click here for more information.

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 late March.  

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.

The Age of Chocolate

It is one of the most popular flavours in the world and by 2016 chocolate will be a $100 billion dollar industry. Yet, as worldwide demand increases by 2.5 per cent a year, there are genuine fears the industry will fail to cope with growing public hunger for the product. Now, however, new research suggests the source of this cherished confection is much older than ever realised – and may have close relations capable of sustaining our sweet-toothed appetites.

Celebrating the completion of Chilean plant book

Celebrating the completion of a remarkable 10-year conservation project on the Plants from the Woods and Forests of Chile at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh are (left to right) Paulina Hechenleitner, Josefina Hepp, Martin Gardner, RBGE Regius Keeper Simon Milne MBE, Gülnur Ekşi and Işık Güner.

25k lottery windfall to boost international conservation

A £25,000 award will boost Scottish scientists’ race against time to tackle plant extinctions around the globe after RBGE was named as one of 63 charities to receive an extra Impact Award from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Two of RBGE’s oldest trees in battle for Tree of the Year title

The Edinburgh Garden’s 200-year-old Sabal Palm and a Giant Redwood in the avenue at Benmore have won through to the final of Scotland’s Tree of the Year competition.

Diversity and beauty of Chile celebrated in new art exhibition

A selection of 50 specially-commissioned unique watercolour paintings shows the remarkable beauty and diversity of plants native to Chile in a new exhibition at RBGE.

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