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Another milestone for the Botanic Cottage

We recently reached another milestone with the rebuilding of the Botanic Cottage, when it was officially handed over from the contractors to us here at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh….

Discover Botanic Cottage…

…other than the last surviving building of the long lost Leith Walk incarnation of the Royal Botanic Garden: Botanic Cottage. 250 years later, this cottage – which acted as a…

Busy at the Botanic Cottage

Phew! Since opening in May, over 130 events have taken place in the Botanic Cottage, organised by a range of people across the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh as well as…

The Botanic Cottage

the Botanic Cottage was rebuilt here, overseen by Simpson & Brown Architects. It opened in 2016 as a community and education centre, inspired by its original use.   https://stories.rbge.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Buildings-botaniccottage.mp3 Garden…

The Botanic Cottage

The Botanic Cottage is simultaneously the newest and oldest building in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. It is an inspirational hub for community and education activities. The Botanic Cottage originally…

Botanic Cottage: Another milestone

This week sees another milestone in the rebuilding of the Botanic Cottage, with the completion of work on building the stone walls. When the chimney pots are added, it will…

Cutting the turf for the Botanic Cottage

On Monday the 28th of April 2014 a momentous moment took place in the long project to rebuild the Botanic Cottage – we finally broke ground! To mark this occasion,…

Getting Ready for Schools in the Botanic Cottage

  Botanical artists Jacqui Pestell and Sharon Tingey create our backdrop As the opening of the Botanic Cottage is fast approaching props and resources are being made and tested for…

‘Dig for Victory’ at the Botanic Cottage

Cottage (Photo credit: Brenda White) The facilities in the Botanic Cottage and the adult support from tutors and volunteers give confidence to teachers who don’t have prior gardening knowledge. Some…

Getting ready for Botanic Cottage: Preparing the trees

With just a few months to go before work begins on the rebuilding of Botanic Cottage in the Demonstration Garden, site preparations are now beginning so that we are ready…

Buildings – botanic cottage

“Buildings – botanic cottage”. Released: 2018….

Meet the orchid centenarians

…years old. We have 44 orchid accessions that are over 100 years old growing in the Living collection at the Botanics. This is a little about them and their collection…

Plants from the Woods and Forests of Chile

Plants from the Woods and Forests of Chile – linking our collections

…volubilis Collector: Instituto de Investigaciónes Ecológicas Chiloé (IIECH) and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Year: 1996 Origin: Temperate South America:Región VIII [Biobío]:Prov. de Arauco:Río Laraquate Elevation: 14m See full details in…

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The first photographic portrait of a professional horticulturist?

William McNab 1780-1848 This is the first professional photographic portrait of a professional horticulturist, the last horticulturist to live in the Botanic Cottage and the man who left the cottage

Upcoming Talks during the Big Botanics BioBlitz this Saturday

…out the basics of bat biology and ecology, and discover which species are flying in our area. Saturday the 9th of June 4 pm Botanic Cottage     Big Botanics…

Yushania anceps

50. Yushania anceps (Mitford) W.C. Lin GRAMINEAE A temperate bamboo from Jaunsar in the North-West Himalaya (Uttarakhand), where it occurs in cool temperate forest at altitudes of 2000 to 3000…

How can botanic gardens grow their social role?

One of the biggest changes to take place in botanic gardens in the 21st century has been the adoption of an expanded social role. Botanic gardens remain about plants and…

Who was John Williamson?

…the plaque having been placed on the building which was once Williamson’s home: Botanic Cottage. It is notable that when the Botanics moved to their current site in Inverleith, this…

Cupressus himalaica

64. Cupressus himalaica Silba CUPRESSACEAE Weeping Himalayan cypress; Bhutia: chandang, tchenden Woodcut after drawing by J.D. Hooker, from Hooker’s Himalayan Journals This tree, with beautiful drooping foliage, occurs wild in…