Press Releases 2014

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to mark Centenary of First World War with Poppy Field

14 April 2014

RBGE will mark the centenary of the start of the First World War by creating a poppy field at the centre of its Edinburgh site.

Unique Yew Hedge to be created from Historic and Threatened Trees World-wide

8 April 2014

Young plants propagated from ancient and threatened yew trees and collected from around the world are being used to create a unique heritage hedge and important conservation resource in Scotland at RBGE.


31 March 2014

To celebrate the 350th anniversary of John Evelyn’s landmark work, Sylva, the RBGE is presenting an exhibition of drawings of British trees and woodland by Sarah Simblet, commissioned for The New Sylva.

New Man In Charge Steps back to the future at Dawyck

19 March 2014

Curator of Dawyck Botanic Garden, Graham Stewart, welcomes Simon Milne MBE, newly appointed Regius Keeper of RBGE on his first official visit to the organisation’s world-class arboretum in the heart of the Scottish Borders.

New plant discovery doffs cap to 20th century greats

18 March 2014

Scientists in the UK collaborating with colleagues in Vietnam have made the rare discovery of a previously unknown plant group or “genus” and, within it, five species of delicate flowers that are all new to science.

Royal Society makes David Rae its horticultural first

14 March 2014

A career dedicated to serving and improving the world of horticulture has been recognised through election as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) for Dr David Rae, Director of Horticulture and Learning at RBGE.

Honoured for work in Scottish plant conservation

21 January 2014

Sustained dedication to the conservation of plants in Scotland merited an MBE in the New Year Honours list for Dr Heather McHaffie of RBGE.

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