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Natural Selection Exhibition at Inverleith House

Inverleith house has produced many wonderful exhibitions. The Lost Words exhibition being a great success with the many visitors that attended. The newest addition to Inverleith house is…

Grimacing microbe carrying a battered suitcase

Meet Hatch

Introducing Hatch, the newest member of the RBGE menagerie, and the only oomycete.

Chelsea Flower Show 2018

  This year was my first year at Chelsea. I was lucky enough to be able to work at Chelsea for Kevock garden plants. The display had a…

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…

Tiina Sarkinen

International Women’s Day 2017: Dr Tiina Sarkinen

Tiina is originally from Finland and is a Biodiversity Scientist in Edinburgh working on the economically important plant family Solanaceae.  This family includes potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants and chilli…

Subhani Ranasinghe

International Women’s Day 2017: Subhani Ranasinghe

Subhani is originally from Sri Lanka and is currently working on her PhD, studying members of plant family Gesneriaceae from Sri Lanka (African violet family).  She has already…

Kate Hughes

International Women’s Day 2017: Kate Hughes

Kate is a Senior Horticulturist who works on a variety of projects focussed on building and sharing horticultural skills within RBGE and overseas. She is sub editor of…

Jacqui Pestell

International Women’s Day 2017: Jacqui Pestell MBE

Jacqui is an artist and Director of Botanical Illustration at RBGE, designing and teaching a wide variety of courses.  She is passionate about spreading the skills to enable…

Sangeeta Rajbhandary

International Women’s Day 2017: Dr Sangeeta Rajbhandar

Sangeeta is Professor, at Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, doing her own research, teaching and supervising PhD and MSc students. She has worked as a Darwin Scholar…

Louise Galloway

International Women’s Day 2017: Louise Galloway

Louise is a Glasshouse Supervisor with joint responsibility for managing staff and curating the collections.  During her career, she has been part of several plant hunting expeditions to…

Sabina Knees

International Women’s Day 2017: Dr Sabina Knees

Sabina is a botanist specialising in the flora and vegetation of the Arabian Peninsula and the wider Middle East. This work includes conducting mountain surveys by helicopter in…