Press releases 2011

Botanics is rooting for forgotten forests

22 July 2011

Conservationists at RBGE have launched an exciting new multi-media portal so people across the globe can champion their favourite forests. Part of the International Year of Forests 2011 celebrations at the Botanics.

Allotment Project Comes to Fruition at the Botanics

20 June 2011

The Edible Gardening Project, an innovative scheme to help people grow their own fruit and vegetables has been launched at RBGE. 

New initiative raises the profile of Scotland's precious tree diversity

11 June 2011

Scotland’s international role in tree conservation - and the colourful history of the plant collectors who helped shape our landscape – will be celebrated through the National Tree Collections of Scotland a new partnership project, led by Forestry Commission Scotland and supported by RBGE.

King Pong at the Botanics

1 May 2011

Visitors flocking to RBGE in the coming weeks need only follow their noses to track down the latest flowering spectacle, for there is no mistaking the pungent smell of rotting flesh that will be emitted by the Garden’s giant Amorphophallus titanum (titan arum).

Enlightened Victorian comes home

1 March 2011

The remarkable life and achievements of an eminent – and largely forgotten - Scottish polymath are explored in James Duncan of Benmore, an Enlightened Victorian, a new exhibition opening to the public at Benmore Botanic Garden on 6 March.

Botanics is Stage for Music & Theatre Spectacle

23 February 2011

An innovative music and drama, inspired by Edmund Spenser’s Faerie Queene, will bring together 100 primary school pupils and 30 musicians for an outdoor performance at RBGE.

Sustainable Forestry in spotlight at the Botanics

12 January 2011

The life and story of a 220-year-old oak tree is to be the focus of a family event at RBGE this weekend which aims to promote sustainable forestry.

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