Our photographers and film producers

Thanks to all contributors to the visuals on this website


Alan Watson Featherstone

  • Primary Araucaria forest, Nasampulli Reserve
  • Araucarias are an integral part of the Andean volcanic landscapes
  • Araucaria araucana, Nasampulli Reserve, Chile
  • Araucaria araucana, Nasampulli Reserve with Volcan Villarica in the background

Alejandro Basterrechea

  • Fragile Landscape Winner: Alejandro Basterrechea

Alistair Cowan

  • Plant Portrait Winner: Alistair Cowan

Andrew Bulloch

  • Young Photographer Winner: Andrew Bulloch

Andrew Lavens

  • People's Choice Winner: Andrew Lavens

Brenda White

  • Botanical Painting of Blue Poppies
  • Bringing your class to the Botanics
  • School class in the Garden
  • Self Guided Groups
  • Children in the Garden
  • Rainforest Adventure
  • Investigating Plants
  • Collecting Fallen Leaves
  • Discovering Fairy Wood
  • Discovering Windcatchers
  • Green Fairy
  • Green Fairy in Fairy Wood
  • Meet Grandpa in his Garden
  • Nursery Children Gardening
  • Sewing Seeds in Grandpa's Garden
  • Secrets of Trees
  • Exploring the Trees in the Garden
  • Learning the Necessities of Life
  • Learning the Secrets of Trees
  • Making Footprints in the Snow
  • Teddy Bear Picnic
  • Using Senses in the Garden
  • Art in the Garden
  • Digging For Victory
  • Discovering Scottish Trees
  • Exploring our Green Kingdom
  • Felting
  • Learning About Cacti
  • Learning about Pollinators
  • Rainforest Adventure
  • Discovering Herbarium Specimens
  • Learning about Cacti
  • Looking at Plant Adaptations
  • Plant Investigation
  • Secondary Pupils
  • Plant Taxonomy Day
  • Active Learning Outdoor Autumn CPD
  • Active Learning Outdoor Summer CPD
  • Active Learning Outdoor Winter CPD
  • Autumn CPD
  • Rainforest CPD
  • Teacher CPD Collecting Fallen Material
  • Teacher CPD Photographing Plants
  • Teacher CPD Viewing Flowers Up Close
  • Wildflower meadow
  • Art General
  • RBGE Certificate in Practical Horticulture
  • RBGE Certificate in Botanical Illustration
  • RBGE Certificate in Herbology
  • RBGE Certificate in Field Botany
  • RBGE Certificate in Practical Hort
  • RBGE Diploma in Botanical Illustration
  • RBGE Diploma in Herbology
  • HND Hort with Plantsmanship
  • MSc
  • RBGE Cert Herbology

Clare Morter

  • Coelogyne cristata
  • Coelogyne flower
  • Amorphophallus titanum (titan arum)
  • Amorphophallus titanum flower
  • Amorphophallus titanum flower close up
  • Amorphophallus titanum flower
  • Flower bud before opening (2015)
  • Flower bud close up (2015)

Daniel Luscombe

  • Abies fraseri

Daophone Suddychanh

  • Glyptostrobus seedlings 6 months after germination

David Kelly

  • Infiltrometer

David Long

  • Taiwania forest, Gongshan, Yunnan

David Purvis

  • Short Course Cover

David Wardrop White

  • Useful Plants Winner: David Wardrop-White

Des Callaghan

  • Marsh flapwort (Jamesoniella Undulifolia)
  • Sphagnum palustre
  • Sphagnum Quinquefarium
  • Sphagnum Strictum Glen Cassley
  • Sphagnum Subnitens
  • Sphagnum Subnitens Var. Subnitens Roydon Common
  • Sphagnum Warnstorfi
  • Sphagnum Pulchrum
  • Sphagnum Papillosum
  • Sphagnum Flexuosum
  • Sphagnum Denticulatum
  • Sphagnum Cuspidatum
  • Sphagnum Compactum
  • Sphagnum Capillifolium Var. Rubellum
  • Sphagnum palustre var. centrale

Eilidh Mitchell

  • Scahphium

François Tron

  • Agathis montana
  • Agathis montana

Gabriela Silveira

  • 2017 Overall Winner: Gabriela Silveira

Gail Finlayson

  • Clematis 'Doctor Ruppel'
  • Clematis 'Fairy Blue'

Gearoid Murphy

  • Dubh Lochans And Sphagnum Hummocks

George Swanson

  • Photo of a bench under a tree in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Geraldine Ewan

  • Logan Conservatory

Gunnar Keppel

  • Podocarpus affinis
  • Podocarpus affinis sapling

Heather Lander

  • The Flow Country

Heather Woof

  • In the RBGE Winner: Heather Woof

Helen Pugh

  • Mother and son looking up at trees

Ivar Leidus

  • A Bombus Pascuorum and a Bombus Bohemicus on a Cirsium Heterophyllum

Jackie Morris

  • The Lost Words: Dandelion

Jacqui Pestel

  • Flower close-up (2015)

Jamie Woodley (© Compton Verney)

  • The Lost Words - child
  • kingfishers
  • Hare
  • The Lost Words book cover
  • Lost Words logo

Jenny Bache

  • Iris pseudacorus
  • Rosa pimpinellefolia
  • Prunus spinosa

John Clark

  • Image of the red and yellow flower of Columnea antennifera
  • Image of orange flower of Gasteranthus_diverticularis
  • Image of orange-red flower of Gasteranthus diverticularis

John Wright Studio

  • View To Ben Loyal

Julia Blower

  • Hosta 'Great Expectations'
  • Hosta 'Indepencence'
  • Fraxinus excelsior

Kate Armstrong

  • Ye Khe Sap camp - Myanmar

Kevin Arrowsmith

  • RSPB Lookout Tower

Levon Biss

  • Pleasing Fungus Beetle
  • Orchid Cuckoo Bee
  • Tricoloured Jewel Beetle
  • Paris Peacock butterfly
  • Tricolored Jewel Beetle
  • Tricoloured Jewel Beetle
  • Longhorned Beetle

Lorna Fraser

  • Robyn Drinkwater

Lynsey Wilson

  • Edible Gardening Project

Mark Beautyman

  • 2017 Wildlife Winner

Mark Hughes

  • Begonia lecongkietii

Martin Gardner

  • Working with local landowners in Chile
  • Araucaria columnaris coastal forest, New Caledonia
  • Primary Araucaria forest, Nasampulli Reserve
  • Podocarpus orarius
  • Nickel mines, New Caledonia

Myriam Gaudeul

  • High altitude Araucaria maquis, Mt Humboldt, New Caledonia

Neil Jarvie

  •  Kathy Hinde’s Deep Listening Soundscapes
  •  Kathy Hinde’s Deep Listening Soundscapes
  •  Kathy Hinde’s Water Balance
  •  Kathy Hinde’s Water Balance
  • Heather Lander's  Do Not Disturb || The Permanence of Fragility
  • Heather Lander's  Do Not Disturb || The Permanence of Fragility
  • Heather Lander's  Do Not Disturb || The Permanence of Fragility
  • Kathy Hinde's Chirp & Drift
  •  Kathy Hinde’s Water Balance
  • Heather Lander's  Do Not Disturb || The Permanence of Fragility
  • Heather Lander's  Do Not Disturb || The Permanence of Fragility
  • Kathy Hinde’s Skylark Walk
  • Kathy Hinde’s Skylark Walk
  • Kathy Hinde’s Skylark Walk
  • Hannah Imlach's Fieldwork & Flow Country Sculpture Series

Paul Turner

  •  Flows Pool System

Peter Clarke

  • Native woodland in autumn
  • Native woodland
  • Redwood Avenue
  • The Walled Garden in autumn

Peter Hollingsworth

  • Araucaria goroensis, New Caledonia
  • Araucaria goroensis habitat with Agathis ovata
  • Araucaria humboldtensis high altitude maquis
  • Araucaria open forest, New Caledonia
  • Araucaria forest, New Caledonia
  • Araucaria humboldtensis high altitude maquis
  • Open cast nickel mining, New Caledonia
  • Araucaria columnaris insular forest, New Caledonia
  • Open cast nickel mining, New Caledonia
  • Araucarias are often indicators of nickel deposits
  • Araucaria columnaris coastal forest, New Caledonia

Peter Moonlight

  • Amorphophallus titanum flower (2015)
  • Diastema fimbratiloba (Moonlight & J.L.Clark), a species of Amazonian Gesneriaceae

Philip Thomas

  • Philip Thomas
  • Remnant Glyptostrobus pensilis trees
  • Glyptostrobus pensilis old growth forest
  • Amentotaxus yunnanensis
  • Old growth Glyptostrobus forest, Khammouane, Lao PDR
  • Preparing seed beds for Glyptostrobus restoration project
  • Remnant trees after clearing for rice cultivation

Rob Dewar

  • Cicerbita alpina flower

Robert Mill

  • Acmopyle pancheri female cones

Roger Hyam

  • Rob Cubey
  • Mark Newman


  • The Flow Country: Pool bogbean

Ruth Harker

  • Dicksonia antarctica
  • Cycas revoluta

Sandra Klaassen

  • Dahlia 'Simon Hopkins'
  • Tulipa 'Flaming Parrot'

Shannon Tofts

  • Diatom Slides (porcelain) - selected for Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy 2016 and awarded the McCracken Pollok Prize.
  • Spirit Collection  (porcelain/acrylic) - selected for the Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2015. Awarded an Honourable Mention.
  • Sindora (porcelain) – vessel inspired by the fruits and seeds in the carpological collection
  • Herbarium Series (porcelain) - vessels with imagery inspired by herbarium specimens. 2017- present.
  • Specimen Jars  (porcelain) - installation of 13 jars selected for Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy 2018.

Sophia Spurgin

  • Overall Winner & Abstract Winner: Sophia Spurgin
  • Abstract Winner: Sophia Spurgin
  • Photography Competition - Sophia Spurgin


  • Thermal image of titan arum

Stephan M. Blank

  • Aproceros leucopoda elm sawfly

Sybil Baldwin

  • Red squirrel
  • Dolphin Pond
  • Bird
  • Bird
  • Butterfly
  • Red squirrel
  • Ladybird
  • Red Squirrel collecting nuts

Tom Christian

  • Cupressus atlantica
  • Cupressus atlantica
  • Abies seedlings, RBGE glasshouse

Wren Allen

  • Pinus edulis

Yoko Harada

  • Ginkgo biloba
  • Wisteria floribunda
  • Calliandra californica

Kirsty Wilson

  • Ligularia fischeri  in the rain garden (2019)
  • The Raingarden in 2019
  • Bee on Knautia arvensis


  • Fitzroyacupressoides

Film producers


The time lapse photography used on the home page is kindly supplied by Michael Brooks Film and Photography - Circamedia



Always Be Content

The drone footage of the four Gardens was created by Always Be Content.