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Acacia dealbata (mimosa silver wattle), on the temperate walkway of the glasshouses

Family: Mimosaceae¬† Description Acacia dealbata is an evergreen tree with noticeably angular shoots and bears true bipinnate filigree effect, blue-green leaves. The highly fragrant pom pom flowers are…

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…

John Muir at the Botanics

John Muir seems to have been a prominent feature at the Botanics over the last 6 months or so. During the Autumn and Winter we had the exhibition…

James (Jimmy) Ratter Collection labels available online.

As part of the work of the OpenUp! Project, scans of labels from plant collections made by Jimmy Ratter are now available online at http://rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk/Ratter_labels/.