Storm clear-up continues at the Garden

The clear up operation at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is continuing in the wake of the severe weather on Tuesday, January 3. However, the Garden is open as usual and welcoming large numbers of visitors

The Garden has lost 34 trees, with many more requiring further investigation and work. On Friday, work on replacing the glass on the Research Block was completed. This week work is continuing replacing the glass and repairing the Peat, Rock and Front Range Glasshouses. The Temperate and Tropical Palm Houses are now open to the public.

However, those who venture into the Garden and see the extent of the damage will see that it will take considerable time to fully tidy up and make safe all areas across the garden both outside and under Glass.

Unfortunately, Edinburgh was not the only RBGE site to be hit. Considerable damage was sustained at Benmore, near Dunoon, and Dawyck, near Peebles, and - to a lesser extent – Logan, near Stranraer.

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EDITOR’S NOTES

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