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 at the John Hope Gateway.

Project Soothe’s mission is to develop a bank of soothing photographs that can be used to improve mental health and wellbeing. They have gathered over six hundred images from citizen scientists and are now using those same citizens to explore what soothes us and maybe what does not.

The Botanics has provided a beautiful, restorative environment to over ten generations visitors. We hope that by exploring and explaining what is soothing about nature we will find new ways to conserve both the world of plants and people’s health.

Please come along and learn more about our work and share what you find soothing in the submitted images and in our wonderful garden.

Stella Chan (University of Edinburgh) & Roger Hyam (RBGE)

All Project Soothe Stories

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...

You have now been Soothed

The dust has finally settled from the Project Soothe Exhibition and we have had a chance to catch our breath and take stock. The exhibition was a resounding success...

How do the Botanics make you feel?

During the recent Project Soothe exhibition at the Botanics participants were asked to mark on a map of the garden places that Soothed them, Excited them or made...

How interconnected are you with nature?

During the recent Project Soothe Exhibition we asked visitors a simple question: How interconnected are you with nature? Please tick the picture below which best describes your relationship with...

Project Soothe Exhibition Report

We have finished pulling together the results from the Project Soothe Exhibition that we held here at RBGE in September and October last year. If you are one...