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Ferns and liverworts growing on the trunk of Dicksonia antartica

Ferns and Fossils House

Get transported back through time to when dinosaurs ruled the earth. The ferns, horsetails, mosses, liverworts and conifers on display in this house are among the most ancient groups of plants having been around for over 350 million years.

Vanda × rothschildiana

Orchids and Cycads House

Here you will find plants from the opposite ends of the evolutionary scale. At the one end we have the primitive cycads, whilst at the other are orchids, some of the most sophisticated groups of plants.

Tropical Palm House

This is the oldest of the glasshouses, built in 1834, at the time it was largest of its kind in Britain.

Palm House

Temperate Palm House

The temperate palm house was built in 1858 by Robert Matheson with a grant of £6,000 from Parliament. At 21.95m (72ft) tall this is the tallest glasshouse in the UK, and is one of the tallest classic palm houses in the world.

Pop Up! Edinburgh

Grow! by Pop Up! Edinburgh is our latest art exhibit which is showcasing unique pieces of glass artwork from 13 various artists. The idea of Pop Up! Edinburgh…

European fan palm

Chamaerops humilis This is the only species of palm native to Europe, where it occurs on Mediterranean coasts from the southwest, in Spain and Portugal, through Malta, southern…

Australian fan palm

Livistona australis This vigorous palm of swamps and margins of coastal Australian rainforest is one of the fastest-growing species in our collection. Trunk sections are on display as…

Kentia palm

Howea forsteriana This species occurs only on Lord Howe Island, a small ‘tropical paradise’ island 400 miles east of, and part of, New South Wales, Australia. Here it…

Stone gate palm

Trachycarpus princeps This is the first palm in our World of Palms glasshouse trail, that highlights 16 of the palms in our living collection at the Royal Botanic…

Grow! by Pop Up! Edinburgh

Grow! is the pilot exhibition by Pop Up! Edinburgh, an organisation created to bring art to unique and unexpected places within the city. This show is about recognizing…

Gnetum montanum

Gnetum montanum

Latin Name: Gnetum montanum Markgr. Common Name: Gam nui, Sot nui Distribution: Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Sikkim, Thailand, Vietnam Habitat: Subtropical broadleaf forests Description: Evergreen, climber; branches…

Highlights: 30.11.07

  This week, succumb to the warmth of the Lowland Tropics and seek out the stunning Hoya imperialis. Native to Malaysia and Indonesia, this tropical gem produces the…