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Wildlife at the gardens
Gardens of all shapes and sizes are fantastic for wildlife. Our living plant collections provide a great range of homes, foods and breeding grounds for a variety of animals. The gardens also suppport many plants and fungi that have simply made…
Visiting RBGE Library
The Library and Archives is a national reference collection and we welcome visits from all researchers including visiting academics and members of the public. Books and other items from the collections will be retrieved for you by Library staff…
The environmentalist and the diplomat: an Edwardian legacy
Against all received knowledge that the heroes and villains of Edwardian plant-hunting are already fully documented, new research shines a much-needed light on a plantsman and social activist from England’s Lake District who achieved prominence as…
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 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…
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…
Developments In 2017 a new greenhouse was constructed to support the development of the north east corner of the main garden. It will house collections while greenhouses are replaced and the historic Palm Houses and Front Range are renovated.…
General Lab Facilities
Biosecurity Plant health and host/pathogen interactions: our laboratory facilities are licensed for work with quarantine listed plant pathogens, either on host plant material, soil or as pure cultures. We also have facilities to support research…
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…
Sibbaldia: The International Journal of Botanic Garden Horticulture
Sibbaldia provides an opportunity for horticulturists and others in botanic garden horticulture to share their expertise in maintaining and managing botanic garden living collections. Authors and readers come from institutions all over the…
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Books at the Botanics
RBGE publications include a range of titles with books on botany and botanical taxonomy, gardening and horticulture, art and history, children’s books and Guidebooks for all of our Gardens.
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