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Discovering more of Earth’s mega-rich plant diversity
More than one new plant species for every week of the year – from a mighty conifer to tiny tropical flowers and miniscule diatoms – 56 new species have been described as new to science by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh during the last 12…
Striving for a more just and equal future
At Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh we give our support to all those facing inequality and racial injustice, and acknowledge our responsibility to strive for a more just and equal future. There is much more we can and will do towards achieving…
Paradise island teeming with life
New data reveals New Guinea has the highest plant diversity of any island in the world. Research by botanists from Edinburgh, Kew and the Natural History Museum, in the UK, and the Papua New Guinea University of Technology, Universitas Papua, Papua…
Specimen Preparation and Care
We add thousands of new plant specimens to the Herbarium collection every year. In addition to specimens collected on RBGE expeditions, we receive gifts and exchanges from other herbaria, and specimens from the RBGE research plant…
Flora of Nepal
Accurate identification is fundamental to managing a country's plant resources, setting priorities for conservation and monitoring rare species. Nepal's population is mainly rural, and its people use plants from their local environment for food,…
Ex Situ Conservation
To deliver Target 8 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, we have secured 86% of Scotland's threatened plant species in ex situ collections. We maintain a living collection of rare and threatened plant species, sampled from meticolously…
Student interns and practical placements at Dawyck Botanic Garden Job description Care and maintenance of the plant collections Weeding Border cultivation Tree and shrub maintenance Road and path maintenance Grass cutting Care and…
Edinburgh Horticultural Internships
Job descriptions Garden Department The Outdoor department is managed by Five sub teams; i) Alpine, Rock and, Woodland Garden, ii) Herbaceous, iii) Arboretum, iv) Nursery and, v) Turf. All teams carry out general care and maintenance of the living…
RBGE Diploma in Garden History
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) Diploma in Garden History is the ideal specialist course in the history of British gardens. It offers a wonderful blend of online learning in your own time, coupled with study days here at RBGE. We cover…
The Explorers’ Fund
In recent years, we have explored Nepal, where we have an ongoing programme of fieldwork to support our leadership on the Flora of Nepal project, and Tajikistan to document little-known wet and dry habitats within the country. One of our next…
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Books at the Botanics
RBGE publications include a range of titles with books on botany and botanical taxonomy, gardening and horticulture, art and history, children’s books and Guidebooks for all of our Gardens.
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