The Collection

  • John Hope (1725-1786) was Regius Keeper of the RBGE from 1761 to 1786, during which period he moved the Garden from Trinity Hospital to a new, larger site on Leith Walk.

    The collection includes original drawings and plans of the Garden at Leith Walk including two drawings by Jacob More, original botanical drawings by James Robertson, John Lindsay and William Delacour (1700-1767), and prints by Andrew Bell and Thomas Donaldson and a collection of teaching diagrams.

    Teaching Diagram from the John Hope Collection

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