Press Releases 2013

New Regius Keeper Appointed at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

13 December 2013

RBGE is delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Milne MBE as its new Regius Keeper.

Poisoned Arrows on Target for Success

23 September 2013

Drama, history and botany are cleverly interwoven in Poisoned Arrows, a new ambitious production to mark the bicentenary of famous Scots explorer David Livingstone.

Celebrating the Glowing Giants of Benmore

23 September 2013

 In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the magnificent Redwood Avenue at Benmore, the Avenue will transform after dark into the spectacular centrepiece of two evening extravaganzas on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2.

Dawyck Garden Takes Poetic Licence

10 September 2013

Seven years after he introduced the world to Hard Rain, the penetrating exhibition inspired by the Dylan classic,  leading environmental photographer Mark Edwards has returned to Dawyck with the powerful follow-up Hard Rain: Whole Earth?

Remarkable Trees from the Past at Logan

10 September 2013

The extraordinary story of an amateur photographer and botanist who blossomed into a respected documentor of Scotland's natural history is told at Logan Botanic Garden this autumn in Remarkable Trees: George Paxton (1850-1904) and his Collection.

A major step forward for the Botanic Cottage

29 August 2012

Proposals by RBGE to rebuild an 18th century cottage within its grounds, so creating a state-of-the-art educational and community facility, have taken a major stride forward.

Plant Hunter Douglas Returns To Cast An Eye Over Dawyck

20 August 2013

Visitors to Dawyck Botanic Garden have been witnessing the transformation of an ailing beech tree into a lasting tribute to one of the most remarkable plant hunters of the 19th century.

Logan Invests in TV Advert to attract English Visitors

20 May 2013

Logan Botanic Garden is trying to drive more tourists to the Dumfries and Galloway area by investing in a TV advertising campaign with ITV Border.

Hard-hitting images call the tune around Scotland

26 April 2013

Seven years after Hard Rain, the soul-searching exhibition inspired by the Bob Dylan classic, leading environmental photographer Mark Edwards has returned to Benmore Botanic Garden with a powerful follow-up.

Scientists fight the clock to save story of evolution

23 April 2013

Scientists fighting against time to unravel the secrets of environmental evolution in the Middle East have received a significant boost with the news that RBGE has secured £237,426 from the London-based Leverhulme Trust.

International Rhododendron experts meet in Edinburgh

19 April 2013

A group of international experts are meeting at RBGE to develop a plan to save threatened Rhododendron species from extinction in the wild.

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