Edinburgh Garden news

Sounding Scotland’s Wild Plants in Music

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.

A botanical legacy as never seen before

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.

RBGE’s ‘Night in the Garden’ joins Homecoming Scotland 2014 events


They got on their bikes and delighted audiences around the UK before crescendoing at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Now the artistic merit and sheer tenacity of the HandleBards has been rightly recognised with the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award.

Night in the Garden

This November, visitors to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) will be invited to enter the Garden after dark for a spectacular outdoor event featuring a magical combination of light and nature. It is the first outdoor light experience of its kind to be organised by the Garden.

A time for remembrance and reflection at RBGE

At the heart of the Edinburgh Garden this month, a wild poppy meadow stands as a poignant and transitory memorial to those who fought and died in World War One.

Isa Genzken

Inverleith House is delighted to present the first UK exhibition outside London by one of the most radically inventive and influential artists our time, featuring recent works displayed in the naturally–lit rooms of Inverleith House.

No Strangers | Ancient Wisdom in a Modern World

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) focuses on the wonder of culture and the plight of indigenous people around the globe in its latest exhibition – no strangers: ancient wisdom in a modern world - in the John Hope Gateway, from June 28 to September 21.

Botanic Garden Plant Thefts

Security at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) has been reviewed following the theft of rare plants. The indications are that particular plants – including alpines, begonias and ferns have been targeted.

Three in one: orchid extravaganza marks hat-trick at the Botanics

Sponsored by the Taipei Representative Office in the UK, Edinburgh Office, this awesome month-long display celebrates three significant anniversaries and highlights the Garden’s strong research and conservation links with Taiwan.

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