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Latest blog stories connected with learning at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Bosco Verticale

The Bosco Verticale (or ‘vertical forest’) is one of the most innovative designs I have seen. It is an example of modern cutting edge construction with an awareness…

Parassiti e malattie

Pests and Disease in Italy The scrutiny of the plant world has recently fallen upon Italy due to a vicious disease which has destroyed many ancient olive groves….

Recreating Edinburgh’s potato

Scotland has a global reputation for potato research, and as a producer of quality, disease free, seed potatoes used by farmers. Many people would think that the tattie…

Unusual fern Lepisorus thunbergianus

I spotted this unusual fern on a shipment that had come to Vannucci from Japan. The 8-20cm long plants were clinging to the trunk and underside of branches…

Finding The Lost Words at Logan

This year’s regional garden Schools’ Weeks are inspired by the bestselling book ‘The Lost Words’ which is a collaborative project between writer Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris…

Twenty-five square metres for biodiversity

As the second BioBlitz approaches on 9 June our thoughts are turning to the wild plants and animals that find a home at the Botanics. An incredible 999…

Upcoming Talks during the Big Botanics BioBlitz this Saturday

As part of our BioBlitz festivities, we are hosting four fabulous speakers to talk on a range of wildlife-related topics.   999 and counting… Recording Biodiversity at RBGE…

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…

Blair Castle

  When we arrived at Blair Castle, we were met by a 15-foot-high steel gate, complete with shiny padlock. It opened on Easter weekend – a week away…

Branklyn Gardens: A Torch-Lit Tour

A thought popped into my head when I was having dinner in Perth. Ten minutes away from where Paul, (head of propagation at Iseli – My boss in…

A concept to modernise RBGE

During the Plantsmanship course, we were given the task of proposing a concept to improve the accessibility of the RBGE collection. RBGE is diversely accessible to a multitude…

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…

In memory of Private James Christopher Adam (1882-1918), and his brother Lt. Robert Moyes Adam (1885-1967)

The 21st March 2018 marks the centenary of the death of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) Helper James Christopher Adam. He was the older brother of RBGE’s photographer…

In memory of Lance Sergeant James Maxwell Hampson (1891-1918)

The 8th March 2018 marks the centenary of the death of James Maxwell Hampson, former labourer at RBGE. He was born in around May 1891 in Neston, Cheshire,…

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New RBGE online horticulture course in demand

RBGE is one of only 2 approved RHS Distance learning providers offering RHS Level 3. This latest online course was launched in September 2017 and is already enabling…

PIctures of 6 pollinators found in Edinburgh

Keep Edinburgh Buzzing! A free online course

Could you identify these pollinators? A brand new, free, online course launches in March 2018.  ‘Keep Edinburgh Buzzing’ is a joint venture between the Royal Botanic Garden in…

Education and horticulture deliver prestigious bespoke landscape architecture course

The education and horticulture teams recently joined forces to deliver a 10 week course for international postgraduate landscape architecture students from ESALA (Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape…

RBGE Student Connor Smith visits the largest horticultural exhibition in the world

The IPM Essen in Germany is the largest horticultural exhibition in the world. This year 1577 exhibitors from 45 nations around the world came to show off a…

Working with others to improve our public engagement

We have been working with botanic gardens and museums from across Europe to develop educational courses for staff who are involved in public engagement. This supports the vital…

In memory of Private John Mathieson Brown (1887-1917)

The story of Private John Mathieson Brown, who was killed on the 24th November 1917, takes us away from the Western Front in Belgium and France, and focusses…