CBE for Professor Stephen Blackmore, Regius Keeper, RBGE.

Professor Stephen Blackmore

Professor Stephen Blackmore, Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, has been awarded a CBE for services to plant conservation in the New Year Honours List.

In response to the news, Professor Blackmore said: “I feel delighted that this award recognises the importance of conserving plants – the life support system of the planet. I am privileged to lead one of the world’s top botanic gardens and proud of the contribution Scotland makes, through RBGE, to conservation on the world stage.”

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