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Gifted herbaria and volunteers

…books into the RBGE Herbarium database. Likes: The stress-free working environment and interacting with other volunteers – tea breaks and lunchtimes are pleasant social occasions.   Bridget Laue Volunteer: Bridget…

The Edible Gardening project is recruiting volunteers

…‘Meet the Gardener’ sessions so that the public can ask questions and get handy hints. If you’d like to volunteer on the project you can find out more at https://www.rbge.org.uk/support/volunteer/#public….

Why I love Volunteering for Microsculpture & Talking About Insect Vision

As a life-long lover of insects, I jumped at the opportunity to volunteer at the Microsulpture exhibition at the Inverleith House Gallery at the Botanics .  I had moved home…

Edible Gardening Project volunteer with edible bouquets

RBGE’s World War Two Memorial

…this information is incorrect. Harvey Oswald Fairbairn, pictured at RBGE in around 1939. Harvey Oswald Fairbairn (c.1917-1944)Service Number:143285(Sgt?) RAF Volunteer Reserve ORTU Pilot, Flying Officerd. 10/7/1944 age 27, buried Longside…

Part 2/2: ‘Sensing and Presencing the Imperceptible’, Siân Bowen’s Micro-conference

volunteering at Inverleith House for half a year. I volunteer at Inverleith House and have spent a lot of time in the rooms of Siân Bowen’s After Hortus Malabaricus: Sensing…

Botanic Cottage

Botanic Cottage logo A Cottage Volunteer My Introduction to the Botanic Cottage The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has always had a special place in my heart, especially since my son…

The Other Library, Archives & Photography Team

A series of posts from our volunteers … Brenda White – A Photography Volunteer Brenda White in action Long ago, when the world was simple, and taking photos involved no…

Meet the Edible Gardening Project Volunteers

We have a wonderful team of dedicated volunteers helping us run the Edible Gardening Project. During the first eight months of the project we have spoken to over 4500 Royal…

Enlisting the crowd to unlock our specimen data!

…the way. Sally King Hi Martin, Thank you for your lovely comment. It’s wonderful to receive such positive feedback from our online community of volunteers! Best wishes, Sally Herbarium Volunteer

Meet the Valerian Family

…plant. For a Volunteer in the Herbarium, used to sorting dry, odourless specimens, this was not only an unusually strong warning, but a moment of excitement and anticipation, and sure…

In the footsteps of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

…medical botany and vegetable histology in 1877. Library volunteer Diana Wilkinson has looked at Doyle’s early life and his time at Edinburgh University and has written the following post for…

Join us on a virtual expedition to Myanmar!

…clicking here. Now we need your help! Come and join us on our first of a series of specimen-based virtual expeditions across Myanmar on the citizen science platform Digivol (https://volunteer.ala.org.au)….

The first steps towards the Flora of Myanmar

…(Forest Research Institute Liason Officer) with members of the expedition team Syn Ser (middle) and Pema Sana (back). Photo taken by Kate Armstrong. The volunteer project at RBGE of splitting…

Dining on the dark side

…attend a meal where dishes made with black nightshade were going to be the centrepiece? This is exactly the position I was in recently at an Edible Gardening Project volunteer

Moth trapping at the Garden: Two new records

volunteer recorders helping Butterfly Conservation have offered to help ensure regular trapping takes place. Work is in the final stages to produce a new moth atlas for Britain and volunteer

The Botanic Cottage

…ago. The following Autumn, I noticed a call for volunteers.  From the first time I stepped inside, I could tell the roots of its rich history allowed it to grow…

Herbarium Recuration & Increasing the Resolution of South Asia

…project started in 2015 and has been carried out predominantly by Herbarium volunteers with staff focusing on the more complicated areas of the herbarium such as the Ericaceae, the family…

In memory of Sergeant George Cruickshanks Fallow (1890-1915)

…Prof then asked if anyone would volunteer to talk on any of the subjects… only one stood up and that was George Fallow. The following morning George was called up…

Looking at After Hortus Malabaricus

Image courtesy of Caterina Salvi As a Gallery Volunteer it has been my privilege to spend a good number of hours looking at the diverse range of objects in the…