Author: Kate Hughes

The Sibbaldia & PlantNetwork Conference 2020: Promoting Excellence in Horticulture

Without the garden and glasshouses there would be no RBGE. The care and curation of the landscape and plants of RBGE is carried out by over 70 horticulturists,…

Sibbaldia No. 18 A Plant Health Special

Plants sustain nearly all life on Earth: protecting plants is thus protecting life itself. 2020 has been designated the International Year of Plant Health, and as part of…

Tony Schilling, horticulturist, receives recognition from the Government of Nepal

Tony Schilling was Curator of Wakehurst Place, part of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, from 1967 to 1991. He oversaw huge developments there, and restored order with renewed plantings…

Green Tourism at Edinburgh

Here at the Edinburgh Garden a team of staff from across the organisation are getting ready for our second assessment for a Green Tourism award in July. In…

Plants from Nepal – a new area at Edinburgh to show them off

There have been Nepalese species growing at RBGE for as long as anyone can remember and at the moment there are 529 accessions of plants which either come…

Hoya imperialis – Why you should remember to look up when you visit the glasshouses

If you follow the paths through the glasshouses until you can go no further then look up, you will see thick, green stems many meters long, and flowers…