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Planting the seeds of a new partnership for Garden and MSP

Ben Macpherson MSP, recently elected member for Edinburgh Northern and Leith, has made his first behind-the-scenes visit to RBGE, meeting personnel across the Science and Horticultural Divisions who are behind research and conservation initiatives at home and around the world.

Dedicated horticulturist receives BEM

Major boost to help save the Alpine House.

RBGE is celebrating the news that it has received a £46,215 funding boost from SITA Trust to help restore the Garden’s Heritage Alpine House.

The Botanic Cottage throws open its (traditionally crafted) doors

The Botanic Cottage has opened its doors to its first visitors.  Rescued in 2008 from demolition at its previous location, the historic RBGE site on Leith Walk, the 18th century Cottage has undergone a wholesale move and a traditional rebuild, reviving the historic building as a new centre for community and education work in the Garden.

People’s Postcode Lottery Charity of the Week

To mark 2016 National Gardening Week, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is hosting a Spring Festival as People’s Postcode Lottery’s national Charity of the Week. Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have awarded an amazing £450,000 to RBGE for 2016, supporting projects at home and abroad.

Pandas eat more than shoots and leaves

The UK's only two giant pandas, based at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo, are providing their support – and poo - to scientists at RBGE who aim to improve conservation in the wild through better understanding of exactly what members of this iconic species eat.

Appointment of Trustees to the Board of RBGE

Scottish Ministers are looking to fill two Trustee positions on the Board of the Royal Botanic Garden (RBGE).  Each appointment is an opportunity to help shape the future of one of the world’s most renowned botanic gardens and require specialist knowledge and experience in two areas: Communications and Visitor Destination/Business Development.

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Darwin project puts Iraq's wildlife on the map

A three-year project in Iraq has significantly contributed to knowledge of the country's flora and fauna – including five previously unknown plant species – as well as improving the prospects for future conservation efforts in the country.

RBGE’s Financial Model Attracts International Interest

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh may not be the most likely hotbed of financial innovation, yet it is leading the way with a concept that could bring about positive changes in spending policy on public services around the world.

Get the dirt on dirt at the Botanics

Roll-up your sleeves and get your hands dirty with the experts when the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) celebrates World Soils Day in the John Hope Gateway visitor centre on Saturday, December 5.

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