Education news

RBGE Apprentice Stands Among Gardening Greats!

RBGE apprentice and student from SRUC has won a prestigious horticultural prize.

Marking a new era at RBGE

A moment in history. Simon Milne receives the Royal Warrant and the title of Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE). Only the 16th person to hold the title since it was created in 1699, Milne (54) accepted the warrant from Fiona Lim of the Scottish Government’s Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services (RESAS) division, RBGE’s principal sponsorship body.

Honoured for work in Scottish plant conservation

Sustained dedication to the conservation of plants in Scotland merited an MBE in the New Year Honours list for Dr Heather McHaffie of RBGE.

A major step forward for the Botanic Cottage

Proposals by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) to rebuild an 18th century cottage within its grounds, so creating a state-of-the-art educational and community facility, have taken a major stride forward. News that the Garden has received planning permission to rebuild the Botanic Cottage, its original centre of learning, within the Garden means fund raising efforts can also be stepped-up a gear. The ultimate goal is to see the Cottage start welcoming its 21st century students within two years.

Plant Hunter Douglas Returns To Cast An Eye Over Dawyck

Visitors to Dawyck Botanic Garden, near Peebles, over the last week have been witnessing the transformation of an ailing beech tree into a lasting tribute to one of the most remarkable plant hunters of the 19th century

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