Volunteering at the Botanics - bryophytes in our living landscape

Volunteering at the Botanics – bryophytes in our living landscape

There are very few bryophytes growing in the living collections of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. What I mean by this is that there are very few bryophytes that we have carefully selected as wild plants, and have planted and nurtured as part of our curated collection, databased and in possession of accession numbers. On […]

International Women's Day 2017: Jacqui Pestell MBE

International Women’s Day 2017: Jacqui Pestell MBE

Jacqui is an artist and Director of Botanical Illustration at RBGE, designing and teaching a wide variety of courses.  She is passionate about spreading the skills to enable people to study and record plants – not only in Scotland, but with a global approach through our Distance Learning programmes.   #teamrbge          #BeBoldForChange

'Dig for Victory' at the Botanic Cottage

‘Dig for Victory’ at the Botanic Cottage

By  Julie Parkin (Schools Education Tutor) and Cath Evans (RBGE Education Officer) Our new Schools Programmes are settling in well in the Cottage and we held our first Dig for Victory Week from 6th – 9th March 2017 where P6-7 classes from various schools came to the Botanics to join our Home Front for the day. […]

International Women's Day 2017: Hayley Reid

International Women’s Day 2017: Hayley Reid

Hayley is 20 years old and has Asperger syndrome. She volunteers in the Glasshouse at RBGE with the group Supporting Positive Paths. It has made a huge difference to Hayley and her family that she has found somewhere she can feel safe and comfortable.  She sets about recording and drawing individual plants and her notebooks have been donated to the […]