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A Story Behind Every Plant

  Every wild collected plant in the huge living collection at RBGE comes with a story. Of course, some are more interesting than others… In 2014 Katherine Dixon…

Annatto ( lipstick tree) wet tropic glasshouse

Annatto Bixa orellana¬† Family:Bixaceae¬† Description The snowy white flowers of Annatto make it an attractive ornamental shrub. The fleshy arils surrounding the seeds produce an orange-red dye, the…

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

Giant Water Lily Victoria amazonica Family: Nymphaeaceae Description The upper surface has a rather quilted appearance. The purplish-red under surface has a network of ribs, clad in abundant…

Early spring flowers

The first snowdrops are starting to unfurl in the Rock garden. Two of the earliest species that we have are Galanthus ‘Anglesey Abbey’ and Galanthus ‘Opehlia’. To enjoy…

Winter veg in the polytunnel

Our polytunnel has been in place for five months now and we are very pleased with the progress of the crops inside. I popped down to the polytunnel…