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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7 Feb 2005
Logan Botanic Garden has been voted only Scottish finalist in a UK-wide gardeners poll.
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.