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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…
Scotland in bloom as Rhododendron Festival returns
The wonderfully diverse world of the rhododendron is about to be celebrated with the Scottish Rhododendron Festival which returns for its fourth year. Flowering across the country from 1 April to 31 May 2018, the Festival comprises of more than…
Photographers encouraged to engage with nature in new competition
2017 Overall Winner: Gabriela Silveira [Hi-res images available on request] With its mission of exploring, conserving and explaining the world of plants for a better future, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) places importance on…
Sensory treat at Dawyck this weekend
A week after its record-breaking plant sale, Dawyck Botanic Garden, near Peebles, resumes a more relaxed countenance on Sunday, June 3, when a Sensory Tour provides visitors with the opportunity to touch, smell and interact with a selection of…
Finding hope for nature in The Lost Words
Dandelion © Jackie Morris [Hi-res images available on request] A poetic and artistic rallying-call for us all to stay connected with nature is set to inspire adults and children at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE). The Lost Words (May 19…
British Ambassador to Tajikistan visits RBGE
Hugh Philpott, British Ambassador to Tajikistan got an insight into the long-standing relationship between the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) and Central Asia during a visit today. Mr Philpott was welcomed to the Garden by Regius Keeper,…
Saving species magnificent, new and on the brink of extinction
Stunning gingers, exquisite begonias and one miniscule moss are in the incredible line-up of plant species described as new to science by leading experts at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) over the last 12 months. Working around the…
Iconic poppies climb in retreat from climate change
Meconopsis Integrifolia Prized by gardeners worldwide, several species of the iconically beautiful Meconopsis (Himalayan poppies) could soon be threatened in their native habitat as climate change pushes them to ever smaller mountain sanctuaries.…
Joint meeting of SPNHC & ICOM NATHIST
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) and National Museums Scotland are hosting the first-ever joint conference between two major Natural History Collection organisations: Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC)…
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