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Events that occur in the gardens

Rare chance to see ant plant blooming for Science Festival

Some of us try our best to discourage ants in the garden. I’m not sure why as they really don’t do any harm. However, in the plant kingdom…

Objects from the Temperate Palm House – New Exhibition

Objects from the Temperate Palm House, an exhibition using remnants of historic palm trees once grown in the Botanic Garden’s Victorian palm houses will open at Bargain Spot…

Autumn Screenings at Inverleith House: Anne-Marie Copestake and Duncan Marquiss

Inverleith House presents two artist films that consider the natural world and scientific enquiry as part of a new short season of screenings reflecting upon the gallery’s unique…

Plants from the Woods and Forests of Chile – linking our collections

To tie in with the launch of ‘Plants from the Woods and Forests of Chile’, we wanted to look at some of the material from our herbarium and…

Fringe Sustainable Practice

I’m delighted that yet again Fringe shows here at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh  have been shortlisted for the Fringe Sustainable Practice Award. Last year’s winners were the…

CakeFest

On 21 June crowds flocked to the Garden to take a look at quite a spectacle being contstructed. Over 50 baking teams had been planning, baking and icing…

Biology, genomics and evolution of the complex thalloids

Twenty-five participants from 13 countries have just attended a symposium on complex thalloid liverworts in Edinburgh #Marchantia2015. The meeting also included two teleconferences (from Australia, John Bowman, Monash…

School group visits Nicolas Party: Boys and Pastel at Inverleith House

On 14th May Inverleith House was delighted to welcome a group of 20 school children to the current exhibition, Boys and Pastel, by Swiss artist Nicolas Party. After…

Watching – Plants & Sleep

Last night saw the final performance of Watching, a collaborative project between musicians, historians, sleep scientists and primary schools which began in January 2014. The Garden provided the…

Bee friendly garden

Watching bees visitng flowers is something to look forward to in the run up to spring. Their choices are far from random and they will specialise in whatever…

RBGE Complex Thalloid Liverwort Symposium, July 14th-15th 2015

The complex thalloid liverworts, or Marchantiopsida, are one of the oldest land plant lineages, and contain a bewildering array of morphologies, ranging from comparatively simple plants like Blasia,…

Book Week Scotland 2014

I’m getting excited gearing up for our Book Week Scotland events that kick off in less than two weeks. Some visitors may not realise that we have a library…

The Botanics in WW1 – Display in Library Foyer

You may  be interested to know that there is a small display in the library foyer, just up the stairs from the garden’s memorial, covering our WW1 Roll…

Powerful Plants

On Saturday I am leading an exhibition tour inspired by the peoples featured in the stunning ‘no strangers’ photograhic exhibition currently on show in the John Hope Gateway…

TRANSPLANTED

TRANSPLANTED is a celebration of the diversity of Scotland’s plant life and its music. This new project is the brainchild of violinist Alice Rickards and cellist Sonia Cromarty…

Result of the midsummer tree hug

At 8pm an air horn sounded the start of a one minute tree hug on the evening of midsummer 2014 at the Botanics. The weather was overcast, but…

Hug a tree at midsummer

As part of the midsummer late opening at the Botanics we are having a second shot at breaking the world record for tree hugging. Come along and join…

Sea Flora Exhibition Talk

Join the artist of the Sea Flora exhibition, Sara Dodd and RBGE Plant Specimen Preparer, Kate Eden, for a conversation exploring the rich history of seaweed collecting in…