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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…
Graham Charles George Argent - Edinburgh’s Indiana Jones of Botany.
Born: Hertfordshire, 15 May, 1941 Died: Ullapool, 24 April 2019, aged 78 Graham Charles George Argent, known as George to the botanical community, was appointed as Tropical Botanist on the staff of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) in…
Iconic poppies climb in retreat from climate change
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. Within 50 years they…
Top authors and poets connect with nature in Edinburgh
Avid readers will get the chance to meet some of the UK’s finest authors and poets at Scotland’s only festival of nature writing and poetry at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) this weekend (8 and 9 June). Among the line-up for the Connect…
Learning about the bare necessities of life at Logan
Nearly 400 primary school children from around the Rhins of Galloway are enjoying a special insight into the natural world during a week of themed sessions at Logan Botanic Garden, near Stranraer. Each day, from April 29 to May 3, the younger P1…
Golden Day for Scotland’s most exotic Garden
Logan Botanic Garden, one of Scotland’s leading visitor attractions, is marking the 50th anniversary of it becoming part of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) with a special event today (Wed 17 July). The Garden at Port Logan, known as…
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 a fresh start in the new year, from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE). Forty rooted cuttings of the…
350th Anniversary launch
As it marks its 350th year, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh highlights urgent need to protect the world’s plants The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh will mark its 350th anniversary by undertaking a year-long programme of events and activities to…
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…
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