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Twenty-five-year-old mystery solved as Salvia is named after late female botanist
A new species of plant has been named after the late botanist Rose Clement, more than 25 years after her research indicated that it was probably unknown to science. While researching the genus Salvia in the Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Garden…
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…
The Nursery allows space for large scale experiments conducted by our scientific staff to support their work. At present these include, Geum rivale (water avens)and Geum urbanum (wood avens), investigating plant reproductive strategies. Euphrasia…
Developments In 2017 a new greenhouse was constructed to support the development of the north east corner of the main garden. It will house collections while greenhouses are replaced and the historic Palm Houses and Front Range are renovated.…
Introducing Climate House
Following the award of the Outset Transformative Grant, Inverleith House will be transformed into Climate House as part of a three-year project. Climate House will welcome artists from Scotland and around the world to showcase work that encourages…
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…
Wildlife at the gardens
Gardens of all shapes and sizes are fantastic for wildlife. Our living plant collections provide a great range of homes, foods and breeding grounds for a variety of animals. The gardens also suppport many plants and fungi that have simply made…
New photography exhibition reveals hidden beauty of seeds and fruits
In a new exhibition at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), internationally acclaimed photographer Levon Biss explores the astonishing ingenuity and diversity of nature through intensely magnified images of seeds and fruits. Working closely…
UK’s largest plant fossil is on the move
The 10-ton fossilised remains of Pitys withamii, the oldest tree in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, (RBGE) will soon be on the move as part of the Garden’s ambitious Edinburgh Biomes project. Measuring 10.5 metres in length, and an…
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