Mar 302017
 

Sadie BarberSadie works as a Senior Horticulturist in the glasshouse research collections.  She works closely with scientists studying the evolution and genetics of certain plant groups.  Her time at the Garden has included cultivating the famous Amorphophallus titanum, or ‘New Reekie’, which flowered for the first time in Scotland in June 2015.

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Mar 302017
 

Tiina Sarkinen

Tiina is originally from Finland and is a Biodiversity Scientist in Edinburgh working on the economically important plant family Solanaceae.  This family includes potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants and chilli peppers. She has done much research in the tropical Andes where she has discovered many new species to science.

 

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Mar 282017
 

Subhani RanasingheSubhani 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 the role of Deputy Director of the Herbarium in the National Botanic Gardens.

 

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Mar 262017
 

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 also part of the RBGE Environmental Management System which aims to reduce our impact on the environment.

 

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Mar 262017
 

Jacqui PestellJacqui 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.

 

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Mar 242017
 

Sangeeta Rajbhandary

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 of Nepal.

 

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Mar 242017
 

Louise GallowayLouise 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.

 

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Mar 222017
 

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 habitats.

 

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Mar 202017
 
Paulina Maciejewska-Daruk

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, which are part of the Research Collection.

 

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Mar 202017
 

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 restored a small Scottish rose garden in Angus.

 

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