Archives

The Archives is the branch of the Library responsible for looking after RBGE's historic records, and those of individuals and organisations related to it, and to the development of botanical science and horticulture.

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To mark the centenary of the First World War, we have added a new page to the website from which you can download the RBGE War Service Roll.  Click here to enter.

1/2DB14 - Robert Lewis Harrow in 1931 by RM Adam

"If I sit still long enough, perhaps they'll archive me?"

RBGE Curator Robert Lewis Harrow at his desk in 1931. 

Photo by R.M. Adam.

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Archives Closures


The Archives will be closed to visitors between Monday 14 July and Friday 25 July – we apologise for any inconvenience


The Library and Archives will be closed on the following days:



  • Friday 12th September (afternoon only)

  • Monday 15th September


The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)