A most distinctive bee

A most distinctive bee

The wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) is one of the most distinctive solitary bees that lives in the Garden. During July and August the Demonstration Garden and the Rock Garden are good places to look for these lively territorial solitary bees. Your best chance of seeing a wool carder bee will involve first locating the […]

Main Research Providers Inter-Institutional Post Graduate Research Competition

Main Research Providers Inter-Institutional Post Graduate Research Competition

Scottish Government’s Main Research Providers Inter-Institutional Post Graduate Research Competition And Dr Sandra Knapp’s Science For Life Lecture “Bringing the ends of the plant science circle together for Earth’s future” Every year, Scottish Government’s Main Research Providers hold an Inter-Institutional Post Graduate Research Competition and “Science For Life” Lecture. This year on Tuesday 28th and […]

10th International Flora Malesiana Symposium

10th International Flora Malesiana Symposium

Last week the RBGE hosted the 10th International Flora Malesiana Symposium. This brought together over 170 taxonomists, horticulturists and conservationists from around the world. Over the 5 days there were 160 presentations on the science and conservation of the floristically mega diverse region of Malesian. In addition to presentations there were also workshops on topics […]

Cleghorn drawings to feature in a forthcoming exhibition

Cleghorn drawings to feature in a forthcoming exhibition

On 23 July a show entitled ‘I still believe in miracles’ will open in Inverleith House. It is a retrospective of the exhibitions of contemporary art, and of botanical drawings selected from the RBGE archives, that have been curated by Paul Nesbitt and myself since 1986, when RBGE ‘reclaimed’ the former Regius Keeper’s residence from […]