RBGE to Host International Scientific Conference

RBGE to Host International Scientific Conference

Next month the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh will host the 10th International Flora Malesiana Symposium (11-15th July). This will bring together Taxonomists, Horticulturists and Conservationist to discuss the flora of the Malesian region, a region spanning 7 countries (Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam). This region has one of […]

Little gems in the glasshouses

Little gems in the glasshouses

Sometimes it is the smallest plants that are the most intriguing. Displayed in the glasshouses, in-between other plants and rocks they can surprise you if you look closer. Nesocodon mauritianus is one of those little gems, endemic to Mauritius and enlisted as Endangered in the IUCN Red Data Book. This evergreen beautifully flowering plant has […]

Ancient and Veteran Ash Trees in Scotland

Ancient and Veteran Ash Trees in Scotland

It is estimated that about 70% of Europe’s oldest trees are to be found in the UK. The Woodland Trust and Tree Register of the British Isles, have been compiling a database of ancient, veteran and notable trees within the British Isles and over 150,000 records have now been made, and most have been verified […]

Green Tourism at Edinburgh

Green Tourism at Edinburgh

Here at the Edinburgh Garden a team of staff from across the organisation are getting ready for our second assessment for a Green Tourism award in July. In May 2014 we were given a Silver award and we are going for Gold this time. Green Tourism is an award scheme which operates worldwide but which […]