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First month in for our new Director of Horticulture & Learning

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s (RBGE) recently appointed Director of Horticulture and Learning is Kevin F H Reid  NDF  MBA. Mr Reid comes to RBGE having served as Director of Ness Botanic Gardens, part of the University of Liverpool, from July 2006.

Scots scientists addressing conservation challenges in Sarawak

Scottish-based scientists have become part of a vital vanguard preparing to advance conservation research in the rich biodiversity hotspot of Sarawak, home to such creatures as the enigmatic orang-utan. Flying the flag on behalf of RBGE at the launch of a new strategy in the state capital Kuching, tropical botanist Dr Peter Wilkie spoke of the importance of this multi-discipline approach which has been created thanks to the Malaysian state opening-up its Totally Protected Areas (TPAs) to foreign researchers.

Honour marks special cross-Atlantic scientific partnership

Dr Peter Hamilton Raven, the long-time director and now President Emeritus, of Missouri Botanical Garden, has had his services to conservation formally recognised through conferral of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Medal.

A warm welcome to our new apprentices

Settling in just fine. Jennifer Wright and  Kevin Klein-Woolthuis, both 19-years-old, settle in to their new roles in the RBGE's modern apprenticeship scheme.

Birthday Honour at RBGE

Benmore marks the return of the Golden Gates

Sir Peter Hutchison, Chairman of the Younger (Benmore) Trust was at Benmore Botanic Garden today (Friday 12 June 2015) to mark the return of the ‘Golden Gates’ – one of the most cherished landmarks within the Garden. 


New book on Chilean plants

An exclusive limited edition book of award-winning botanical illustrations, epitomising the union of art and science, is unveiled this October when RBGE publishes Plants from the Woods and Forests of Chile.

Recognition and thanks for Gordon’s dedication at Logan

Logan Botanic Garden horticulturist Gordon Murdoch stands for a commemorative photograph after receiving his Long Service award

Taking a Bite on the Wild Side at the Botanics

Lively discussion with a celebrity gardener and a rising-star chef, the launch of a new Scottish food product and untamed delicacies are all on the menu at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) on Thursday, April 16, when participants are encouraged to do some Dining on the Wild Side.

Signing-up for conservation commitments in Nepal

A new era has dawned in scientific, horticultural and conservation collaborations between the UK and Nepal with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between RBGE and the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation Department of Plant Resources. The development flags up a significant commitment to long-term capacity building in plant research, conservation and education in the South Asian biodiversity hot-spot.

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