Press releases 2008

Antipodean adventures and tasty treats on offer at Logan

27 August 2008

Visitors to exotic Logan Botanic Garden, near Port Logan, Dumfries & Galloway, are being treated to a true Antipodean adventure this summer following the completion of a major planting initiative to create an authentic Tasmanian Glade in the most south western tip of Scotland. 

Botanists learn from locals and nature in Congo research

18 August 2008

Two intrepid Edinburgh botanists braved dangerous conditions while carrying out vital research in the forests of the Congo for a new groundbreaking book.

Edinburgh wins world-first botanical accountancy grant

12 August 2008

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) has secured a prestigious first in the world of accountancy as Director of Corporate Services Alasdair Macnab FCMA gains professional funding for research into the strategic policies of botanic gardens globally. 

Edinburgh botanist receives award from Saudi prince

28 July 2008

Eminent botanist Dr Tony Miller who is the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh's (RBGE) specialist on the flora of Arabia has been honoured by the Saudi Arabian Government for work he has been undertaking in the penninsula for around 30 years. 

Explore the mysteries of mosses 

21 March 2008

The mysteries of mosses, lichens and liverworts are to be unravelled during a special drop-in session at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) on Saturday, March 22.

Edinburgh student wins top US award 

March 10 2008 

Edinburgh horticultural student Edward Miles will soon be heading off across the Atlantic to continue his studies in the United States after clinching a top scholarship.

Hard Rain Hits The Cowal Peninsula 

March 7 2008 

An exceptional and inspirational outdoor photographic exhibition which is rolling out to rave reviews around the world has arrived at Benmore Botanic Garden, near Dunoon. Hard Rain - Remaking A World Gone Wrong is a series of soul searching images from around the globe. Inspired by the Bob Dylan classic lyric A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, it is a reflection of mankind's destructive impact on our planet.

Happy Ever After at the Botanics

March 6 2008 

Join an army of wonderfully talented actor school children alongside musicians from the University of Edinburgh as they lead a magical after dark promenade production through the grounds of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) on the evenings of March 6 and March 7. 

Spirit of China celebrated

January 29 2008

Fragile lanterns, exotic lion dances and colourful fireworks will be the order of the day on Thursday, February 21, to mark the launch of China Now in Scotland, a year-long national celebration of the connections between the two countries.

Snowdrop Festival to bloom at Botanic Gardens

January 28 2008

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) and two of its regional Gardens at Logan in Wigtownshire and Dawyck, near Peebles, will again take part in the Scottish Snowdrop Festival.

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