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School group visits Nicolas Party: Boys and Pastel at Inverleith House

On 14th May Inverleith House was delighted to welcome a group of 20 school children to the current exhibition, Boys and Pastel, by Swiss artist Nicolas Party. After…

Watching – Plants & Sleep

Last night saw the final performance of Watching, a collaborative project between musicians, historians, sleep scientists and primary schools which began in January 2014. The Garden provided the…

Bee friendly garden

Watching bees visitng flowers is something to look forward to in the run up to spring. Their choices are far from random and they will specialise in whatever…

RBGE Complex Thalloid Liverwort Symposium, July 14th-15th 2015

The complex thalloid liverworts, or Marchantiopsida, are one of the oldest land plant lineages, and contain a bewildering array of morphologies, ranging from comparatively simple plants like Blasia,…

Book Week Scotland 2014

I’m getting excited gearing up for our Book Week Scotland events¬†that kick off in less than two weeks. Some visitors may not realise that we have a library…

The Botanics in WW1 – Display in Library Foyer

You may¬† be interested to know that there is a small display in the library foyer, just up the stairs from the garden’s memorial, covering our WW1 Roll…

Powerful Plants

On Saturday I am leading an exhibition tour inspired by the peoples featured in the stunning ‘no strangers’ photograhic exhibition currently on show in the John Hope Gateway…

TRANSPLANTED

TRANSPLANTED is a celebration of the diversity of Scotland’s plant life and its music. This new project is the brainchild of violinist Alice Rickards and cellist Sonia Cromarty…

Result of the midsummer tree hug

At 8pm an air horn sounded the start of a one minute tree hug on the evening of midsummer 2014 at the Botanics. The weather was overcast, but…

Hug a tree at midsummer

As part of the midsummer late opening at the Botanics we are having a second shot at breaking the world record for tree hugging. Come along and join…

Sea Flora Exhibition Talk

Join the artist of the Sea Flora exhibition, Sara Dodd and RBGE Plant Specimen Preparer, Kate Eden, for a conversation exploring the rich history of seaweed collecting in…

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to mark Centenary of First World War with Poppy Field

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) will mark the centenary of the start of the First World War by creating a poppy field at the centre of its…

Plants, people and paper in Nepal

At this time of year the early signs of spring are very welcome. In the Chilean Terrace behind the main glasshouse range is an attractive pink Daphne from…

Science Festival at the Botanics

Edinburgh International Science Festival 2014 programme was launched today, and it looks like another smasher! Tickets are now on sale, and we have got lots to offer families…

Walking With Poets Celebration

On 28 November 2013, the RBGE hosted a public closing event for the Walking With Poets project – a special collaboration with the Scottish Poetry Library. The project,…

What is your favourite tree book of all time?

In advance of the Sylva exhibition, opening in the John Hope Gateway, RBGE and the National Botanic Garden of Wales in April 2014 we want to find the…

Sylva

  2014 marks the 350th anniversary of the publication in 1664 of John Evelyn’s classic book Sylva: a discourse of forest trees and the propagation of timber in…

Indigenous

From the RBGE Colombia Fest tent at Rockness in 2013 Next year the RBGE will be presenting a programme of events, exhibitions and engagement on the theme of…

Poisoned Arrows Arrives

Do you want to escape the cold and rain for some African warmth this weekend? You can join a walking storytelling promenade performance in the Glasshouses this Saturday…

The Amazon visits the Botanics

The Garden has teamed up with Sky Rainforest Rescue and WWF to bring a rainforest experience in a dome! The dome started construction on Tuesday (13/08) and was…