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Whiffy gingers provide pretext for conservation

Reappointment of Trustees of the Board of RBGE

Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change & Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham, has confirmed the reappointments of Thomas Meagher and Diana Murray as Trustees of the Board of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

First Minister meets apprentices during visit

Celebrating partnerships in plants at Benmore and beyond

Shared experiences in art, science and horticulture spanning more than two centuries are brought bang up to date and celebrated in contemporary style with Flora of Nepal, this year’s summer exhibition at Benmore Botanic Garden until August 28.

Arts Working Group Report

Quantifying Scale of China's Afforestation

The enigma of surgeon James Barry – and others - celebrated at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

A fascinating new gem from the archives of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is on public display this week in a special exhibition marking the significant roles played by women within the organisation over its five-century span. And, having already revealed the written proof that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a former student, another notable signature has come to light in the form of James Barry.

Research without borders celebrated in plant diplomacy

A celebration of plant diplomacy has taken place at RBGE with a delegation of Russian dignitaries witnessing the opening of a new Siberian Section of the capital’s world-renowned Rock Garden.

Climate pins down dreaded tree disease

Trees saved by bad weather. It isn’t an often-heard claim. Yet, scientists are suggesting this could be exactly what has happened on the Isle of Man with research, newly-published in the New Journal of Botany, indicating that thousands of healthy elm trees on the self-governing dependency have avoided infection by Dutch elm disease thanks to the island's weather being too cold and windy for the pathogen to take hold.


Protecting Scottish trees and herbs for the future

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) has collected seeds from 14 trees and 29 conservation priority herbs this year, to help deliver Scottish species into the UK National Tree Seed Project and the UK Flora Project. Both projects aim to protect British plants and are coordinated across the UK nations by the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank (MSB), with funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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