Membership news

The Terrace Café to close for a major refurbishment of its interior.

The Terrace Café at the Botanics will close on Monday 8 February for a major refurbishment of its interior. The planned improvements will considerably enhance the internal layout and visitor experience. The Café is due to reopen late March.  

A botanical legacy as never seen before

An insightful peek at the rarely seen objects supporting the work of a leading international research centre is presented exquisitely in the newly published Botanical Treasures: Objects from the Herbarium and Library of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Set alongside alluring images of antique and contemporary archive specimens sit rich textual passages presenting powerful stories about plants and people from around the world.

Botanic Gardens at the heart of the Commonwealth

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) will be celebrating our place in the heart of the Commonwealth with events at all our Gardens and at Glasgow Botanic Garden over the summer.

Botanics Best: wonders of nature caught on camera

Judges of the RBGE Photography Competition 2013 were set an arduous task when asked to select nine winning images from 246 entries. Faced with quality shots from all four of the organisation's Gardens, they deemed the fourth annual Friends of RBGE fund-raiser to be an outright success.

Benmore Garden Admission Policy

As a direct result of concerns expressed by our Members in regards to members of the public on an increasingly frequent basis entering Benmore Botanic Garden without paying admission fees, we are delighted to announce the implementation of a more secure entry system.

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