Conservation

The Library holds many rare, historically and scientifically important botanical books dating from 1486. This includes a renowned collection of flower books and herbals from the 17th and 18th centuries.

G.D Ehret’s Plantas selectae

G.D Ehret's Plantas selecta

Some of these rare volumes now require conservation to preserve them for future generations. The conservation project urgently needs financial support - we are working with our Development team [4.3.1] to secure this vital funding.

Books requiring conservation

Books requiring conservation 

If you wish to support the conservation project, our Development team will welcome your enquiry or phone call on +44 (0) 131 248 2868. Alternatively, you can make a donation online.

Or if you wish to consult this historical collection, please make an appointment in advance - contact the Library via the enquiry form.

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