A visit from a Penang Delegation
Today, 10 December, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh was honoured by the visit of a delegation from Penang consisting of:
. Hon Mr Jagdeep Singh Deo Executive Councillor Local Government, Housing and Urban and Rural Planning
. Dr Saw Leng Guan Curator Penang Botanic Gardens
. Mr Mohd Khaizal Bin Maarip Deputy Director Penang Town & Country Planning Department
This visit is part of the collaboration between the Garden and Malaysia on Tropical Diversity research.
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The group was welcome by Mr Simon Milne MBE (Regius Keeper) and met with Ms Kari Coghill (Director of Enterprise and Communication).
These meetings were followed by discussions and a tour of the Science Facilities with Dr Peter Wilkie (Tropical Botanist, Science), Ms Hannah Atkins (Gesneriaceae Taxonomist, Science), Dr Mark Hughes (Begonia Systematist, Science), Dr Axel Poulsen (Research Associate) and Ms Jacqui Pestell, Director of Botanical Illustration.
The visit was concluded by a tour of the Garden and Research Glasshouses, with Mr David Knott, Ms Louise Galloway, Ms Hannah Atkins, Dr Mark Hughes and Dr Axel Poulsen.
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