Press releases 2005

Celebrating the art of science at Gardening Scotland

8 Dec 2005

Top contemporary botanical art from home and abroad will be spotlighted during next summer's Gardening Scotland extravaganza, thanks to an innovative collaboration by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) and the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society.

Gateway link will nurture scientific talent in conservation

30 Nov 2005

Two leading scientific research institutions are forging fresh links in a bid to ensure Scotland sustains its capacity to deliver world-class expertise for global conservation - by inspiring more young people to consider a future in plant science.

Unexpected archive from plant hunting trip

25 Oct 2005

Archivists at RBGE have joined forces with a Gloucestershire historian to identify an unexpected relic from one of the 20th century's most puzzling plant-hunting sagas.

Art for Ruskin's - and all our sakes - at the Botanics

10 Oct 2005

Budding art lovers of all ages and ability are encouraged to stir their imagination by joining the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in its support of this year's National Big Draw on Saturday, October 15. As a leading Scottish exponent of the arts, RBGE is backing the Campaign for Drawing's sixth annual Big Draw and is inviting young and old to come along to have a go.

Groundbreaking environment summit will scale 3,000m

3 Oct 2005

Leading figures in the drive to protect Earth's vulnerable natural habitats head for China this week in a groundbreaking initiative to conserve global biodiversity. Led by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), the UK-China: Partners in Science Plant Conservation Programme will see 13 top-ranking scientists visiting four cities to meet their counterparts from China's expanding community of Botanic Gardens, before breaking with convention and climbing 3,200m up a mountain to develop proposals on the way forward for conservation and sustainability

Call to solve art mystery at Benmore exhibition

13 Sep 2005

A seminal exhibition celebrating the life of one of Scotland's most enigmatic and eclectic artists, conservationists and philosophers opens at Benmore Botanic Garden, Dunoon, this week with a public appeal to solve a perplexing mystery dating back to the 70's. Having delighted 45,000 visitors in Edinburgh With the Grain - The Life and Legacy Of Tim Stead opens at the Argyll Garden on Friday, September 16, with a plea to reclaim an early masterpiece, in the form of an unmistakable oak cradle, which went missing in the Glasgow area nearly 30 years ago.

Commercialisation for Conservation

11 Aug 2005

Edinburgh-based scientists have unveiled a pioneering initiative which will enable the public to play a positive new role in international conservation, just by adding to their own gardens. The agreement, signed today between botanists at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) and the Chilean authorities, means species that have previously only been cultivated in botanic gardens in the UK can now be prepared for entry into the open market.

Another early spring

25 Mar 2005

Specialists at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh aim to lend new weight to ongoing debate about global warming through publication of an annual Edinburgh Spring Index.

Endangered conifers take sanctuary at Dawyck

22 Mar 2005

The future of one of the world's rarest conifers, Abies nebrodensis, is being safeguarded at Dawyck Botanic Garden in the Scottish Borders.

Royal celebration announced for an iconic national emblem

16 Mar 2005

HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, is to open the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh's refurbished Temperate Palm House on Friday 18 March.

Best Period Garden honour for Logan

7 Feb 2005

Logan Botanic Garden has been voted only Scottish finalist in a UK-wide gardeners poll.

New Year diplomatic service award for Scots horticulturalist

6 Jan 2005

The pioneering work of a Scottish horticulturalist in China has received official recognition, with the news that Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Deputy Director of Horticulture David Paterson has been awarded an MBE for services to UK-China co-operation on biodiversity conservation.

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