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Birthday Honour at RBGE

Benmore marks the return of the Golden Gates

Sir Peter Hutchison, Chairman of the Younger (Benmore) Trust was at Benmore Botanic Garden today (Friday 12 June 2015) to mark the return of the ‘Golden Gates’ – one of the most cherished landmarks within the Garden. 

New book on Chilean plants

An exclusive limited edition book of award-winning botanical illustrations, epitomising the union of art and science, is unveiled this October when RBGE publishes Plants from the Woods and Forests of Chile.

Recognition and thanks for Gordon’s dedication at Logan

Logan Botanic Garden horticulturist Gordon Murdoch stands for a commemorative photograph after receiving his Long Service award

Taking a Bite on the Wild Side at the Botanics

Lively discussion with a celebrity gardener and a rising-star chef, the launch of a new Scottish food product and untamed delicacies are all on the menu at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) on Thursday, April 16, when participants are encouraged to do some Dining on the Wild Side.

Signing-up for conservation commitments in Nepal

A new era has dawned in scientific, horticultural and conservation collaborations between the UK and Nepal with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between RBGE and the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation Department of Plant Resources. The development flags up a significant commitment to long-term capacity building in plant research, conservation and education in the South Asian biodiversity hot-spot.

New Trustee appointed

The Botanics opens up to Edinburgh’s budding gardeners

Edinburgh’s would-be garden enthusiasts have a perfect excuse to come to the Botanics this month. The Garden is hosting a series of drop-in sessions to encourage visitors to cultivate their own produce at home. 

New Trustee announcement

We are delighted that The Scottish Government has announced the appointment of Professor Ian Wall as a Trustee to RBGE. Please click here for the full story.

RBGE contends title as Britain’s finest

After a hugely successful year, topped by its critically-acclaimed Botanic Lights event in November, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is starting 2015 with the news that it has been nominated for the prestigious “Garden of the Year” title in the annual BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards. Now, the race is on to attract support and bring in a winning vote before the end of the month.

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