Press releases 2010

Corm blimey, it’s a Record Breaker! 

30 August 2010

The corm of an Amorphophallus titanum smashed the existing world record by a whopping 36.95 kilogrammes during an official weigh-in at the Garden.

Scientists show tropical forests exploited like oceans

9 August 2010

An international team of researchers has developed a model that suggests degradation of tropical forests occurs in a series of "waves". The team hopes the model will help manage forests as vital carbon sinks and limit the loss of biodiversity.

Botanical Art Bonanza to Draw in the Crowds  

14 May 2010

An awe-inspiring collection of botanical art from home and abroad is being showcased in five separate exhibitions at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Please touch the wood at Benmore!

27 April 2010

With the Grain - The Life and Legacy of Tim Stead, features previously unseen seminal first work of one of Scotland's most enigmatic and eclectic artists and marks the 10th anniversary of his death.

New initiatives bring fresh inspiration at Logan

20 April 2010

Visits to Logan Botanic Garden increased by 11 per cent during the 2009 season thanks, in part, to the expansion of Logan's family events programme and ongoing developments within the Garden.

Victorian Fern Craze celebrated at Benmore

1 April 2010

The stunningly restored Fernery at Benmore Botanic Garden, has opened for its first full season. Visitors also have the opportunity of viewing Pteridomania - The Renaissance, a remarkable exhibition celebrating the absorbing world of ferns from the Victorian "Pteridomania", to the present day conservation work of RBGE.

Bumper science events at Botanics

23 March 2010

RBGE has teamed up with a number of fellow organisations to bring one of its largest and most exciting programme of events to this year's International Science Festival.

Top scientists meet at the Botanics 

15 March 2010

Professor Stephen Blackmore, Regius Keeper at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, got the opportunity to showcase one of the Garden's latest scientific discoveries, when the Scottish Government's team of scientific advisers held a meeting at the John Hope Gateway.

International Year of Biodiversity launched at the Botanics

22 January 2010

Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham launched the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on January 13.

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