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Colourful Logan is Golden Green in new Award

Exotic Logan Botanic Garden has scored a double success, with the news that it has earned a Gold Award for its Green Tourism credentials – just months after securing coveted five-star status from VisitScotland.

Sun shines down on Dawyck royal visit

The sun shone brightly throughout an informal visit by HRH, The Princess Royal, to Dawyck Botanic Garden, near Peebles, on Wednesday, July 23.

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.

View from the top as new Regius Keeper visits Benmore

Plans for the rehanging of the historic Golden Gates, creation of a Chilean Viewpoint Refuge and reinvention of the Formal Garden were just some of the plans discussed when Benmore Botanic Garden Curator Peter Baxter welcomed Simon Milne MBE, recently appointed Regius Keeper of RBGE, to the organisation’s world-class west coast site.

Botanic Gardens at the heart of the Commonwealth

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) will be celebrating our place in the heart of the Commonwealth with events at all our Gardens and at Glasgow Botanic Garden over the summer.

Dawyck becomes the first carbon neutral botanic garden in the UK

Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, today (Monday 19 May) launched a new hydro-electric scheme at Dawyck Botanic Garden in the Scottish Borders, making it the first carbon neutral botanic garden in the UK.

The Botanics ‘takes the lead’ with Assistance Dog Day

RBGE will host an Assistance Dog Day on Sunday 15 June to highlight the accessibility of the Garden.  The day has been officially launched by Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism.  Partners of the event include the major assistance dog associations across Scotland and the UK: Guide Dogs Scotland, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Canine Partners and Medical Detection Dogs.

Historic cottage prepares to take-up exciting new home

One of the most remarkable heritage projects to be happening in Britain is getting underway at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), as a key learning centre of the Enlightenment is rebuilt - stone by historic stone - some 250 years after it was first constructed.

RBGE to mark Centenary of First World War with Poppy Field

RBGE will mark the centenary of the start of the First World War by creating a poppy field at the centre of its Edinburgh site. 

Unique Yew hedge to be created from historic and threatened trees

Young plants propagated from ancient and threatened yew trees and collected from around the world are being used to create a unique heritage hedge and important conservation resource in Scotland at RBGE.

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