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RBGE as an organisation Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity and a Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB) sponsored and supported through Grant-in-Aid by the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate (ENFOR). It is governed…
Gingers @ The Botanics
This half-day journey will introduce you to the world of gingers from the perspective of a botanical explorer who will explain the richness of these amazing plants and include behind the scenes tours of the living and conserved collections as well…
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…
RBGE is the leading European centre of taxonomic research on the Zingiberaceae and is among the foremost in the world. Various approaches are used to gather the maximum information on these plants, such as revising groups of species for floras and…
Floras, Checklists and Inventories
Many parts of the tropics are poorly known botanically. A major aspect of the Tropical Section's efforts are to explore these poorly known regions and to compile data on the plants found there. This data is then published as checklists or…
Members of the Herbarium team are actively involved in many local, national and international projects in which the collections are a fundamental part. RBGE has also taken a leading role in developing curatorial systems and digitisation processes,…
Integrated Herbaria & Major Collections
The Herbarium of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has a rich history. Originally founded from the Herbarium of the University of Edinburgh and the Botanical Society of Scotland, there then followed the incorporation of many large, historically…
History of Collectors in the Herbarium
There are over 14,000 collectors represented in the herbarium at RBGE. Some of these collectors have made a significant impact on the collections, either by the number of specimens or by the number of new species they collected. These collectors…
Algae is the term used for a large polyphyletic group of photosynthetic organisms. They are primarily aquatic (marine and freshwater), but can also be terrestrial. The algae collection has been built up over the last 200 years, with the earliest…
The cultivated herbarium helps facilitate ‘a gold standard’ reference collection within RBGE. Not only do these cultivated specimens act as an identification reference to the living collection i.e. where plant material has been requested for…
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