Mar 282017
International Women's Day 2017: Subhani Ranasinghe

Subhani is originally from Sri Lanka and is currently working on her PhD, studying members of plant family Gesneriaceae from Sri Lanka (African violet family).  She has already found an endemic species new to science.  After completion of her studies in Edinburgh, she will go back to her home country where she will take up […]

Mar 262017
International Women's Day 2017: Kate Hughes

Kate is a Senior Horticulturist who works on a variety of projects focussed on building and sharing horticultural skills within RBGE and overseas. She is sub editor of the horticultural journal Sibbaldia, now in its fifteenth year, which publishes wide ranging articles on all aspects of botanic garden horticulture, many by first-time authors.  She is […]

Mar 262017
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

Mar 242017
International Women's Day 2017: Dr Sangeeta Rajbhandar

Sangeeta is Professor, at Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, doing her own research, teaching and supervising PhD and MSc students. She has worked as a Darwin Scholar and Darwin Fellow at RBGE on three occasions. With research experience on plant biodiversity and ethnobotanical issues, she is now working on the ferns and fern allies […]

Mar 242017
International Women's Day 2017: Louise Galloway

Louise is a Glasshouse Supervisor with joint responsibility for managing staff and curating the collections.  During her career, she has been part of several plant hunting expeditions to SE Asia and most recently Tanzania to bring back living material to RBGE for scientific research and ultimately public display.   #teamrbge        #BeBoldForChange

Mar 222017
International Women's Day 2017: Dr Sabina Knees

Sabina is a botanist specialising in the flora and vegetation of the Arabian Peninsula and the wider Middle East. This work includes conducting mountain surveys by helicopter in Oman.  Several new species have been discovered during her research in the area and her work is helping in the conservation effort of these fragile and threatened […]

Mar 202017
After the Storm publication arrives

As the After the Storm exhibition continues to attract a large and appreciative audience in the John Hope Gateway, this week we are launching the much anticipated After the Storm publication. This attractive hardback publication has been designed by Alex Simpkin in collaboration with the exhibition co-ordinator Jenny Salmean. The book features photographs of After […]

Mar 202017
International Women's Day 2017: Paulina Maciejewska-Daruk

Paulina is a Glasshouses Horticulturist at RBGE and was born in Warsaw in Poland.  She graduated with a Masters degree from Warsaw University of Life Sciences and moved to Scotland in 2008. She is a key member of staff in the Indoor Department team, taking care of two public glasshouses – Montane and Lowland Tropics, […]

Mar 202017
International Women's Day 2017: Lady Regina Davidson

Regina was a Software Enablement Program Manager at IBM both here in the UK and Paris.  She is a volunteer in the Library at RBGE researching many of the art collections, most significantly the teaching diagrams of Professor John Hutton Balfour (1808 – 1884).    She is also undertaking the RBGE Diploma in Garden History, having […]