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Botanic Cottage project wins Heritage Lottery Funding

April 5, 2013 by


A major project to rebuild the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s (RBGE) 18th century centre of research and education has been awarded £708,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Botanic Cottage is one of five significant natural heritage projects to benefit from £2.78million HLF funding, bringing HLF’s total support for Scotland’s natural environment to over £50million. […]

Get Edinburgh growing at Botanics

April 5, 2013 by


Next weekend sees the launch of an exciting new initiative at the Botanic Gardens:   Do you want to grow your own food but don’t have a plot and can’t wait for an allotment? Do you have a garden that you can’t look after or that you would like to share and meet new people? […]

Five star Botanics

January 5, 2013 by


It’s been wowing visitors for centuries, but the world-renowned Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is celebrating after being awarded five-star visitor attraction status by national tourism organisation VisitScotland.  Established in 1670 and famed for its horticultural and scientific excellence, the Garden received VisitScotland’s highest grading award under its Quality Assurance Scheme. The award marks only […]

Find some fairies at the Botanics today!

October 21, 2012 by


The Botanic Gardens will be brimming with fairy tales this afternoon to celebrates the Scottish International Storytelling Festival … Wind your way to enchanting storytelling hubs all around the Garden. If you’re lucky some of our roaming storytellers might find you first! The main storytelling hubs will run a series of 15 minute sessions on the […]

Drylaw planters defy deluge!

October 18, 2012 by


Bet you thought Drylaw’s meadow planting would be cancelled yesterday? Oh ye of little faith – they’re made of tougher stuff up Drylaw way! The Neighbourhood Centre’s gardening group was joined by colleagues from Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh and together they braved the weather to start work on the paddy field and ornamental lake new meadow at the […]

Tomorrow is Drylaw Meadow Day

October 16, 2012 by


Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre is teaming up with the Botanic Gardens to create a wondeful new wild meadow at the Centre off Groathill Road North – and you can help! Fun for all the family starts at 11am – see attached flyer for details …

OneOak: new exhibition at Botanics this month

October 1, 2012 by


OneOak is an educational project devised by the Sylva Foundation, a charity working to revive Britain’s woodland culture. The fascinating exhibition follows the full life story of an oak tree, and features no less than fifty items crafted from that one oak tree. The exhibition opens in the John Hope Gateway on Friday 12 October and runs […]

Even more to do this weekend …

September 21, 2012 by


 The Botanic Gardens will host the Edible Garden Harvest Festival on Sunday from 11am – 5pm. Come along, see and taste produce from the Edible Grdening Project at the annual harvest festival. There are fun activities, gardening advice, information about harvesting, cooking and storing crops tasters and much more … For further information telephone 552 […]

Green cash boost for Botanic Gardens

July 11, 2012 by


The Botanic Gardens is to receive £1.5 million to replace ageing glasshouses, Finance Secretary John Swinney announced today. The money is part of a £26 million investment package of which will lead to a greener Scotland. The money supports renewable energy and low-carbon projects, as well as projects which will help people enjoy Natural Scotland, and comes as […]

Here’s food for thought – free summer events!

July 5, 2012 by


  The FOOD for THOUGHT FORUM, in association with Pilton Community Health Project and Barri Grubb, has highlighted a feast of free food events across the Forth area over the summer holidays. How’s this top ten for tempting treats?: Saturday 7 July 11 – 2pm West Pilton Community Garden & Planting Day West Pilton Place, next to […]