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Threatened seeds of Lebanon find protection in Edinburgh

Crucial conservation efforts in Lebanon are set to benefit from high-level skills transfer workshops in Scotland this week (w/c 8 Dec).

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Buster Keaton ‘steamboats’ his way to the Botanics

The silent movie classic “Steamboat Bill Jr” featuring Buster Keaton is being screened at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) later this month.

Cairngorms offer up botanical secrets

Two striking discoveries in the Cairngorms National Park have served to underscore the need for increased research into Britain’s extensive – but often overlooked - communities of lichens. The call comes after Dr Rebecca Yahr, a Lichen Biodiversity Scientist at RBGE, uncovered two tiny botanical gems clinging unnoticed in one of the country’s most heavily documented mountain regions. Now, the quest is on to discover how many more scientific surprises are waiting to be found, right under our feet.

British seeds of yesterday boost hope for tomorrow’s Mediterranean conservation

Endangered in its homeland, the majestic cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani) is about to make a remarkable comeback: at key “safe-sites” around the British Isles.

Tony Conrad: Invented Acoustical Tools (1969–2014) at Inverleith House

Inverleith House is delighted to present the first solo exhibition in the UK by legendary American artist, Tony Conrad (b. 1940, Concord, New Hampshire).

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.

Gates Get Golden Touch

The magnificent Grade A-listed Golden Gates at Benmore Botanic Garden have been restored and replaced after an absence of almost 10 years.

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

Unmasked: the botanical Kiwi who hitched to Britain

A tiny botanical gem that made its home over just four sites along the southern reaches of Britain has finally found its true roots on the other side of the world.

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