General and corporate news

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.


To celebrate the 350th anniversary of John Evelyn’s landmark work, Sylva, the RBGE is presenting an exhibition of drawings of British trees and woodland by Sarah Simblet, commissioned for The New Sylva.

RBGE Apprentice Stands Among Gardening Greats!

RBGE apprentice and student from SRUC has won a prestigious horticultural prize.

New plant discovery doffs cap to 20th century greats

Scientists in the UK collaborating with colleagues in Vietnam have made the rare discovery of a previously unknown plant group or “genus” and, within it, five species of delicate flowers that are all new to science.

Royal Society makes David Rae its horticultural first

A career dedicated to serving and improving the world of horticulture has been recognised through election as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) for Dr David Rae, Director of Horticulture and Learning at RBGE. It is believed he is the first horticulturist to be elected a Fellow.

Marking a new era at RBGE

A moment in history. Simon Milne receives the Royal Warrant and the title of Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE). Only the 16th person to hold the title since it was created in 1699, Milne (54) accepted the warrant from Fiona Lim of the Scottish Government’s Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services (RESAS) division, RBGE’s principal sponsorship body.

Continued support from People's Postcode Lottery

We recenty recieved a cheque from People's Postcode Lottery to support the work we do at RBGE.

Honoured for work in Scottish plant conservation

Sustained dedication to the conservation of plants in Scotland merited an MBE in the New Year Honours list for Dr Heather McHaffie of RBGE.

New Regius Keeper Appointed at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

RBGE is delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Milne MBE as its new Regius Keeper.

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