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New Chair and Trustees appointed to Botanics Foundation Board
A new Chair and four Trustees have been appointed to the board of the Botanics Foundation, a charity formed to support the work of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE). Duncan Menzies, appointed as Chair, is joined by Trustees George…
Autumn Palette at Benmore
Arrival: Friday 30th September, 2.00pmDeparture: Sunday 2nd October, 2.00pmPrice: £495 (Food and Board Included) / £350 (course only)A botanical art weekend exploring shape and colour using the tree collections at…
Statement As a leading centre for biodiversity research, horticulture, conservation and education, and a major visitor attraction, RBGE is committed to improving its environmental performance as part of a wider commitment to sustainability. We are…
RBGE is the leading European centre of taxonomic research on the Zingiberaceae and is among the foremost in the world. Various approaches are used to gather the maximum information on these plants, such as revising groups of species for floras and…
Floras, Checklists and Inventories
Many parts of the tropics are poorly known botanically. A major aspect of the Tropical Section's efforts are to explore these poorly known regions and to compile data on the plants found there. This data is then published as checklists or…
*** We are currently completing the migration of our data to a new Collections Management System and will not be able to accept requests for Destructive Sampling during this time. Thank you for your patience whilst we experience this…
*** We are currently completing the migration of our data to a new Collections Management System and will not be able to accept requests for Destructive Sampling during this time. If you have an imaging request please look at our online catalogue:…
History of Collectors in the Herbarium
There are over 14,000 collectors represented in the herbarium at RBGE. Some of these collectors have made a significant impact on the collections, either by the number of specimens or by the number of new species they collected. These collectors…
The cultivated herbarium helps facilitate ‘a gold standard’ reference collection within RBGE. Not only do these cultivated specimens act as an identification reference to the living collection i.e. where plant material has been requested for…
Ferns and Allies
The Ferns & Fern Allies include Ferns, horsetails, clubmosses, spikemosses and quillworts. They are an ancient group, with fossil evidence of members from 400 million years ago. Around 90% of current diversity in this group is accounted for by…
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