To recognise and celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is showcasing the work of a small selection of our female colleagues and volunteers – both past and present – along with pioneering women that are represented in our collections.

The exhibition represents the work of women across RBGE and each story highlights the contribution that the women have made to their chosen field. The theme of International Women’s Day 2017 is “Be Bold For Change”. Whether it is as leaders in their field or by visiting far-flung parts of the world to discover new species, there can be no doubt that the RBGE women achieve this.

The natural world is increasingly under threat and we need people to pursue careers in botany, horticulture and conservation. We hope that these images will inspire young women by demonstrating that there is a place for them in the science and horticulture sectors.

The exhibition is in the Library Foyer from 8th-30th March (10am-3.30pm). There is directional signage in the Garden.

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International Women's Day panel


All International Women’s Day 2017 Stories