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The oddest plant combination ever?

During my short years I have came across some unusual plant combinations. Benmore Botanic Gardens has Araucaria araucana (Monkey Puzzle) with native Calluna vulgaris (Heather). National Trust Scotland…

Is Plantsmanship the best HND course in Scotland for horticulture?

The Plantsmanship course at RBGE encompasses a magnitude of topics. Accompanied with SRUC and University of Edinburgh this course offers complete immersion into the plant world. Few courses…

Venus fly trap

Venus flytrap Dionaea muscipula Family:-Droseraceae Description The Venus flytrap is a most remarkable and very recognisable plant. Its leaves are modified in an extraordinary way in order to…

The Amazing Victoria Amazonica can be seen in the plants and people house of the glasshouses at the Edinburgh garden

A day across at Benmore Botanic Garden

Last monday (2nd March 2015) I headed across to Benmore Botanic Garden with Martin Gardner & Nye Hughes (designer and web developer at Dalrymple), while there I saw…

Special trees in Bhutan 2014

The International Dendrology Society is an organisation for tree enthusiasts from around the world, most of whom grow trees in their gardens and arboreta, and many join the…

Fitzroya cupressoides

Alerce

Here Peter Baxter introduces you to Alerce (Fitzroya cupressoides).

Taxodium distichum

Swamp Cypress

Here Alan Bennell introduces you to the Swamp Cypress (Taxodium distichum).

Abies alba

Silver Fir

Here Alan Bennell introduces you the Silver Fir (Abies alba).

Pinus muricata

Bishop Pine

Here Alan Bennell introduces you the Bishop Pine (Pinus muricata).

Sequoia sempervirens

Coastal Redwood

Here Alan Bennell introduces you to the Coastal Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), the tallest trees on the planet.

Cryptomeria japonica

Japanese Cedar

Here Alan Bennell introduces you to the Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica).

Glen Masan

Glen Massan

Here Alan Bennell introduces you to Glen Massan, between the foot of the Bhutanese Glade and Chilean Rainforest Glade you will find some of the largest trees in the garden.

Scots Pine

Scots Pine

Here Alan Bennell introduces you to the Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris), Scotland’s native conifer.

Thujopsis dolabrata

Hiba Cedar

Here Alan Bennell introduces you to a conservation planting of the Hiba Cedar (Thujopsis dolabrata).

Picea orientalis

Oriental Spruce

Here Alan Bennell introduces you to the Oriental Spruce (Picea orientalis).

Araucaria araucana

Monkey Puzzle

Here Alan Bennell introduces you to the Monkey puzzle (Araucaria araucana).

Podocarpus nivalis

Podocarpus

Here Peter Baxter introduces you to the genus Podocarpus (Podocarpaceae), an unusual group of conifers.

Sequoiadendron giganteum

Giant Redwood

Here Alan Bennell introduces you to the Giant Redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum), the world’s largest trees.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Dawn Redwood

Here Alan Bennell introduces you to the Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides), a true living fossil.