Category: Schools Gardening

‘Dig for Victory’ at the Botanic Cottage

By  Julie Parkin (Schools Education Tutor) and Cath Evans (RBGE Education Officer) Our new Schools Programmes are settling in well in the Cottage and we held our first Dig…

Aloe elgonica ( Arid lands of glasshouses)

Aloe Aloe Elgonica Family:Aloaceae Description A succulent clump-forming perennial that has robust rosettes of brownish green leaves. These leaves are armed with teeth and often have a rose-purple…

Solandra grandiflora ( Chalice flower) temperate walkway in glasshouses

Chalice Flower Solandra grandiflora  Family:Solanaceae  Description: This perennial liana (climbing vine) grows rapidly, reaching up to 30 metres in its natural setting. It climbs up into forest trees…

Getting Ready for Schools in the Botanic Cottage

  As the opening of the Botanic Cottage is fast approaching props and resources are being made and tested for the new school programmes which will open for…

School Gardening Project finally makes it outside!

Pupils finally had a chance to work on their plots this week due to better weather. We prepared our plots by first weeding them using hand tools and…

New grants now open from Tree Council

Schools or community groups please see new grant details: http://www.treecouncil.org.uk/grants The Tree Council’s Tree Futures offers help for tree planting through two grants programmes, the ‘Trees for Schools‘…

School Gardening Project begins again!

RBGE School Gardening Project begins again! We are delighted to be working with classes from Leith Walk Primary School, Flora Stevenson Primary School, Stockbridge Primary School, Broughton High…

Cocoa Tree

  Family: Malvaceae Description Cocoa is an evergreen tropical tree, usually 5 to 8m tall. The flowers are small, yellowish white to pale pink and grow directly from…