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An Extraordinary Scent, 350 Years In The Making
Kingdom Scotland, Scotland’s first fragrance house, has worked intensely over two years to create an evocative, botanical, and gender-inclusive scent marking the 350th anniversary of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. In tribute to the work and…
Paradise island teeming with life
New data reveals New Guinea has the highest plant diversity of any island in the world. Research by botanists from Edinburgh, Kew and the Natural History Museum, in the UK, and the Papua New Guinea University of Technology, Universitas Papua, Papua…
Ginkgo planting seals Scotland Japan conservation partnerships
A tour of the stunning conservation Japanese Valley at Benmore Botanic Garden near Dunoon, in Argyll, will be one of the highlights during an official visit and ceremonial planting by Mr Nozomu Takaoka, Consul General of Japan, Head of Mission at…
The Herbarium at RBGE will only consider loans from recognised institutes and not from individuals. All loan requests should come from the Curator or Director of the researcher’s institute. A pdf copy of this letter can be sent by email…
Prof Roy Watling
Roy is an RBGE mycologist (retired). He received an MBE for contributions to mycology, particularly recognising his teaching and support for amateurs as well as professional mycologists based in the global south. He received the Royal Society of…
Dr Mark Newman
I’m convinced of the urgent need to document life on Earth at a time of very rapid loss of species and habitats, in order to keep as many species as possible for future generations to enjoy. Fieldwork and careful morphological study of herbarium…
Dr Catherine Kidner
Kidner Lab Understanding Diversity We are interested in determining the genetics underlying differences between species. We would like to know how many genetic changes and what type of changes determine differences in plant growth and form. A…
Dr Henry Noltie, Research Associate, Historical Researcher
After studying botany at Oxford, and Museum Studies at Leicester, Henry Noltie worked at RBGE from 1986 to 2017 as a curator and taxonomist. For 14 years he worked on the Flora of Bhutan project, leading the team for its concluding years. He wrote…
Dr Michelle Hart
As Head of Scientific and Technical Services (STS), Michelle is responsible for the provision and maintenance of the research laboratories and associated services at RBGE. The lab facilities are a core shared-use facility, supporting a diverse…
Frieda Christie has worked at RBGE for 24 years and is responsible for the care and maintenance of the scanning electron microscope and oversees the use of it and the research grade light microscopes at RBGE. She has worked with people from all…
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