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Celebrating the first exhibition in the programme and Inverleith House’s commitment to the presentation of contemporary and botanical art, two rooms within I still believe in miracles are dedicated to Elements of Botany; an exhibition of botanical drawings and plant models from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh‘s archives curated by Henry Noltie.

Located in the central rooms on the ground floor (room 2) and first floor (room 5) of the house, the works in each space have been selected from the collections of John Hope (1725-1786), John Hutton Balfour and Hugh Cleghorn (1820-1895) from the Garden’s archives, as well as paintings of Nepalese plants by Francis Buchanan-Hamilton (1762-1829) on loan from the Linnaean Society of London.

Room 2: The Art of Education: John Hope & John Hutton Balfour

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Room 5: Indian Botanical Drawings & the Cleghorn Collection

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Click here to download the full exhibition text for Elements of Botany.

A major new book on Cleghorn by Henry Noltie launched on 12 August and is available for purchase from our gallery shop.


I still believe in miracles is open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-5:30pm until 23 October 2016