Science news

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.

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.

Martin Gardner receives Veitch Memorial Medal

Martin Gardner awarded for outstanding contribution to conifer conservation.

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