Education news

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 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.

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