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Two of RBGEâs oldest trees in battle for Tree of the Year title
The Edinburgh Garden’s 200-year-oldand a Giant Redwood in the avenue at Benmore have won through to the final of Scotland’s Tree of the Year competition. Staff at both Gardens are hoping their tree will beat off competition from the…
Logan Curator to help save threatened plants in Vietnam
Logan Curator Richard Baines is among a group of modern day plant hunters who will travel to Vietnam this month to collect seed material from a range of threatened and endangered plants to aid their conservation. Richard will be visiting…
Leading Borders craftsmen exhibit work at Dawyck
Furniture made by two of Scotland’s finest craftsmen, David Lightly and Ross Purves, went on show at Dawyck Botanic Garden, Stobo, near Peebles on Wednesday (1 February). The exhibition, Fruits of the Forest, will be seen by around 34,000…
Royal recognition for Georgian cottage reborn
15 December 2016An internationally-important seat of learning from the Scottish Enlightenment which fell into dereliction and was painstakingly dismantled to be reconstructed two miles across the capital has received the royal seal of approval.…
New plant for the south of Scotland
The recent discovery of a new plant previously unseen in the south of Scotland has caught the imagination of botanists at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RGBE) – who found the little hornwort, quite literally under their feet, at…
The enigma of surgeon James Barry â and others - celebrated at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
A fascinating new gem from the archives of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is on public display this week in a special exhibition marking the significant roles played by women within the organisation over its five-century span.…
Protecting Scottish trees and herbs for the future
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) has collected seeds from 14 trees and 29 conservation priority herbs this year, to help deliver Scottish species into the UK National Tree Seed Project and the UK Flora Project. Both projects aim to…
Major boost to help save the Alpine House.
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is celebrating the news that it has received a £46,215 funding boost from SITA Trust to help restore the Garden’s Heritage Alpine House.This funding award means over means over £65,000…
A botanical legacy as never seen before
An insightful peek at the rarely seen objects supporting the work of a leading international research centre is presented exquisitely in the newly published Botanical Treasures: Objects from the Herbarium and Library of the Royal Botanic Garden…
Botanics Best: wonders of nature caught on camera
Judges of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) Photography Competition 2013 were set an arduous task when asked to select nine winning images from 246 entries. Faced with quality shots from all four of the organisation’s Gardens, they deemed…
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