The Sweet Chestnut project (The Afterlife of a Tree)

Building on the biodiversity the garden supports  Regular visitors to the garden will have noticed a mature Sweet Chestnut in the later stages of its life with only a...

Podcast: Chatting with Marianne Hazlewood about Botanical Illustration

It was a pleasure to sit in the garden with Marianne Hazlewood and talk about her journey from graphic designer to botanical artist as well as the origins...

False Habitats and the Twisted Threads of Fate

Ben Rivers, Urth, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Kate MacGarry, London   False Habitats and the Twisted Threads of Fate[1] Buildings almost always outlive their makers; and...

Sense and Perception in Plant Scenery of the World

The eye exists in a primitive state. The marvels of the earth a hundred feet high, the marvels of the sea a hundred feet deep, have for their...

Diploma in Botanical Illustration 2017 Graduation Show

Visit the Diploma in Botanical Illustration show in the Fletcher Building from the 9th to the 17th September from 11am – 4pm each day. The Graduate Show 2017...

What soothes you?

We are excited to have created an exhibition with the Project Soothe team at the University of Edinburgh Department of Clinical Psychology  in the Real Life Science Studio...
Cast seeds

A sculptural take on our Herbarium collection

In May 2017 the Scottish sculptor Bobby Niven visited the Herbarium here at RBGE for a tour of the collection. He was on a fact finding mission as...

A short film on Hugh Cleghorn: Indian Forester, Scottish Laird

A short film on Indian Forester, Scottish Laird and the personalities behind it.

Sylva Exhibition Film

A short Sylva Exhibition film based on the talk with the artist
Sadie Barber

International Women’s Day 2017: Sadie Barber

Sadie 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...