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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…
From the very basic problems of how to break up different kinds of tissue in order to extract DNA, to working with the "pre-fragmented" DNA that is found in historic specimens, working in a Botanical Garden laboratory is full of…
Specimen Preparation and Care
We add thousands of new plant specimens to the Herbarium collection every year. In addition to specimens collected on RBGE expeditions, we receive gifts and exchanges from other herbaria, and specimens from the RBGE research plant…
The Nursery allows space for large scale experiments conducted by our scientific staff to support their work. At present these include, Geum rivale (water avens)and Geum urbanum (wood avens), investigating plant reproductive strategies. Euphrasia…
Flora of Nepal
Accurate identification is fundamental to managing a country's plant resources, setting priorities for conservation and monitoring rare species. Nepal's population is mainly rural, and its people use plants from their local environment for food,…
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.…
RBGE Diploma in Garden History
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) Diploma in Garden History is the ideal specialist course in the history of British gardens. It offers a wonderful blend of online learning in your own time, coupled with study days here at RBGE. We cover…
HND and BSc Hons in Horticulture with Plantsmanship
RBGE offers a unique opportunity to study 'Plantsmanship' at Higher National Diploma (HND) and Batchelor of Science (BSc Hons) levels. The course is taught in conjunction with the Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) and awarded by The University of…
Gift of conifer trees for international conservation
A very special parcel has been unwrapped by conservationists at Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden in Hong Kong, with the best of wishes for 2020, from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE). Forty rooted cuttings of the small conifer…
A Green View at Logan Botanic Garden
Conservatory In 2014 a Victorian-styled conservatory was built. It was the first public glasshouse in the UK to be entirely heated by green energy sources. The Conservatory, which is also Logan’s first public glasshouse, generates its own heat…
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