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Botanic Garden grows links with Nepal
Two centuries of activity dedicated to the plants of the Himalaya has fostered a unique role for the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in the relationship between Nepal and the United Kingdom. Such was the declaration of His Excellency Dr Durga…
Celebrating 70 years of Indian Independence
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Indian Independence with a self-guided trail of plants in the Garden, and the publication of a new book about the Indian botanical drawings in its collection. It is…
International agreements for plant conservation
With over 20 per cent of plant species considered at risk of extinction, and many tens of thousands still awaiting discovery, three world-leading research institutes in Scotland and China have signed landmark agreements to address the challenges…
Celebrating partnerships in plants at Benmore and beyond
Shared experiences in art, science and horticulture spanning more than two centuries are brought bang up to date and celebrated in contemporary style with Flora of Nepal, this year’s summer exhibition at Benmore Botanic Garden until August…
Benmore horticulturists return from fieldtrip to British Columbia
Benmore horticulturists Neil McCheyne and David Gray have just returned from a fieldtrip to British Columbia during which they collected valuable seed and plant material to aid with conservation and research programmes. Neil (52), who is Garden…
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…
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