Posted on Wednesday 21 September 2016
With new threats to tree health never far from the news, the game plan for seven Scottish research institutes has been to work with computer game designers and create a freely-available platform on which young players can pit their wits against pests and diseases in the virtual forest survival strategy game CALEDON. The ultimate aim being to encourage a new generation of much-needed tree health specialists.
Posted on Monday 22 August 2016
The Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham MSP today (22 August 2016) announced the appointment of Chris Wallace as a Trustee of the Board of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE).
Posted on Monday 27 June 2016
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.
Posted on Tuesday 21 June 2016
Posted on Thursday 16 June 2016
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.
Posted on Tuesday 10 May 2016
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.
Posted on Wednesday 13 April 2016
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.
Posted on Tuesday 12 April 2016
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.
Posted on Monday 08 February 2016
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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Posted on Monday 01 February 2016
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.