Science news

British seeds of yesterday boost hope for tomorrow’s Mediterranean conservation

Endangered in its homeland, the majestic cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani) is about to make a remarkable comeback: at key “safe-sites” around the British Isles.

Hornwort plant

New plant for the south of Scotland

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.

Unmasked: the botanical Kiwi who hitched to Britain

A tiny botanical gem that made its home over just four sites along the southern reaches of Britain has finally found its true roots on the other side of the world.

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.

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