I am in the midst of installing our new exhibition The World of Palms, but thought I would take a moment away from our gallery space in the John Hope Gateway to share a wee sneaky photo of this work-in-progress with you. Work in Progress - installing The World of Palms

The exhibition was first conceived by Berlin Garden and Botanical Museum, in collaboration with Kew. I’ve had a wonderful time so far working with colleagues in Berlin and also with folks in both the palms and economic botany sections at Kew, to borrow some amazing objects (I’ll tell you more about them in future posts), as well as colleagues across the organisation here at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. As I’ve said before, installing exhibitions is my favourite part of the job, and seeing this one come together is thrilling. Only two days left to add the finishing touches – the exhibition opens to the public on Saturday 20 July at 10am!