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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.

A time for remembrance and reflection at RBGE

At the heart of the Edinburgh Garden this month, a wild poppy meadow stands as a poignant and transitory memorial to those who fought and died in World War One.

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.

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