Sutherland kale and the Triangle of U

Sutherland kale and the Triangle of U

An internet search for Sutherland kale produces quite a lot of hits. This leafy brassica seems to be a bit of a sensation among foody types looking for something a bit different. Apparently the best way to eat it is to steam the flower spikes before the buds open. They look like a rather spindly […]

New to Science 2015: Begonia yapenensis

New to Science 2015: Begonia yapenensis

It might come as a surprise to learn that the discovery of species new to science is a regular occurance for scientists exploring plant diversity. At the Botanics the rate of discovery is somewhere between 1-2 per fortnight. This new series of blog posts under the title ‘New to Science’ aims to make this exciting […]

In memory of Private Thomas Adam (1878-1915)

In memory of Private Thomas Adam (1878-1915)

In researching this series of centenary blogs in which I research each of our former staff members who enlisted during the First World War and are named on our War Memorial I have often found myself in unfamiliar territory – researching the politics, tactics and battles of the opening stages of the conflict. I’m not complaining […]

Nicolas Party at Inverleith House

Nicolas Party at Inverleith House

Inverleith House has recently opened the new exhibition, Boys and Pastel, by the young Swiss artist, Nicolas Party. Party undertook the MFA course at Glasgow School of Art and was invited to make an exhibition which responded to the Royal Botanic Gardens in spring time, and to the unique environment of Inverleith House.Party and a […]