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Transplanted: music at the Botanics this Saturday

October 14, 2014 by


There’s music at the Botanics on Saturday afternoon: Don’t miss Transplanted, a performance by string duo High Heels & Horse Hair (pictured below) which celebrates the rich diversity of Scotland’s plant life and its music. In 1755 Scottish Baroque composer James Oswald published ‘Airs for the Seasons’, a remarkable compendium of 96 duos for violin […]

Donor memorial unveiled at Botanic Gardens

September 24, 2014 by


Commemorative space created in Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden A new national memorial dedicated to Scotland’s organ and tissue donors has been officially opened by Public Health Minister Michael Matheson. Situated in Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden, the public memorial will provide a lasting tribute to those Scots who saved or improved the lives of others by […]

Orchid extravaganza at The Botanics

July 1, 2014 by


Three in one: orchid extravaganza marks hat-trick at the Botanics With a 344 year record of bringing exotic, rare and beautiful plants to Scotland, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) has witnessed some stunning sights. But nothing has ever been quite on the scale of the 2,500 spectacular orchids now gracing the John Hope Gateway […]

Botanic Gardens open late for midsummer celebration

June 18, 2014 by


The Botanics will open late this Saturday to celebrate midsummer with a series of free attractions and activities – and you can take part in a world record attempt too!     RBGE says: Enjoy the Garden in the evening and help us celebrate trees at midsummer. Join an attempt to break the world record […]

Gardeners: a perennial favourite this Sunday

May 7, 2014 by


If you are looking for something extra special for your garden then why not visit The Botanic Gardens’ Plant Sale this Sunday (11 May)? It’s your annual chance to purchase from an enviable collection of plants at truly wonderful prices, plus there’s the  Connoisseurs Collection & Home Baking Stall too. As well as finding something […]

Botanics to be home to organ donation memorial

January 7, 2014 by


A new memorial for Scottish organ and tissue donors is to be situated in Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden. The memorial will be designed as a lasting tribute to Scottish organ and tissue donors who generously made the decision to donate their organs after their death so that others might live. The memorial will allow the families […]

Poisoned Arrows event at the Botanics this weekend

October 22, 2013 by


Join a fantastic storytelling event at The Botanics this weekend … Join a mission to find John Kirk, Livingstone’s botanist, and meet Africans along the way sharing stories of useful plants, wild drugs, food and magic. Discover whether the things he predicted 150 years ago in his letters and diaries, from the end of slavery […]