Press releases 2004

You can't beat a great day out at the Garden

12 Nov 2004

Dr David Rae, Director of Horticulture, picked up the plaque for the Radio Forth Favourite Visitor Attraction of the year at a glittering ceremony on 11th November.

Obelisk marks Younger gift to the nation

5 Oct 2004

A lasting contribution to research and conservation will be recognised at Benmore Botanic Garden when tribute is paid to Harry George Younger, who gifted his estate to the nation.

High-flyer touches base at the Botanics

24 Sep 2004

The newly appointed Head of the School of Horticulture, Leigh Morris, had just one week to acclimatise before the start of the Higher National Diploma in Horticulture (Plantsmanship) course.

Gardening Changing Lives

23 Sep 2004

A remarkable photographic testimony to how gardening can transform our outlook on the world is unveiled when Gardening Changing Lives opens this week at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Fungal secrets unveiled at Benmore foray

21 Sep 2004

The 12,000 or so species of fungi native to Britain constitute an unknown dimension. What are the key characters of the mushroom world and how does their presence affect our surroundings?

Art and science converge at the Botanics

10 Sep 2004

The delights to be found from studying art and science will be uncovered by members of the public through a diverse range of 30 courses at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh this autumn.

Breakthrough in environmental change research - from sex in a city pond

31 Aug 2004

The monitoring of water quality and climate change is set for a rethink after research on tiny organisms in an Edinburgh pond brought fresh insight into the microcosmic world of diatoms.

Clowning around at the Botanics

19 Aug 2004

Albert and Friends, the UK's largest children's theatre troupe, celebrates its 21st anniversary with another spectacular show at the Botanics this August.

Clay bursts into bloom at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

1 Aug 2004

Scotland's leading ceramic artists exhibit under one roof for the first time this week at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in the inspirational Clay in Bloom.

Earth from the Air comes to the Botanics

21 Jul 2004

'Earth from the Air', the acclaimed outdoor exhibition of 120 large-format aerial photographs, comes to the Botanics for the Edinburgh Festival. A must-see spectacular! 21 July to 26 September.

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