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Podcast with The Botanics

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A new podcast collaboration with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh will enlighten listeners about the relationship between plants and humans.The miniseries by Science Communicator Aaron de Verés is called Plants and our Health...

Christmas at the Botanics – in photos

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A centrepiece of Edinburgh’s festive calendar, Christmas at the Botanics will form the pièce de résistance on the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s 350thanniversary year. The trail also looks to welcome back devotees of the Garden who...

Dazzling light show provided a real lift in challenging times

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The rain trickled down from the sky as the first guests filed into The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh for the annual festive light show.The air had a definite winter chill and all entrants were...

The Botanics looks ahead to Christmas

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Christmas at the Botanics – an illuminated trail through the garden – is returning in 2020 for its longest run ever.Now in its fourth consecutive year, the event will be held over a...

Botanics open on Wednesday

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Following government guidance, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) has been busy getting ready to reopen again.There will be new health and safety measures.For example, only members of staff will have access to...

Coronavirus – The Botanics will open their gates in July

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Locals in Edinburgh can enjoy the Botanics again when the team there opens the public gates on Wednesday, 1 July 2020.First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made an announcement to The Scottish Parliament on the way...

Major grant will turn Inverleith House into Climate House

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Inverleith House Gallery at the Botanics has some really exciting news to share. The gallery is a joint recipient of the Outset Transform Award which will be announced later today alongside Serpentine Galleries.The...

Celebrating 350 years of the Botanics

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The Botanics is a favourite place to go for a walk in Edinburgh at any time of the year.On Wednesday of this week Jeremy Balfour MSP wished the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE)...

Newly engaged? Head to the Botanics this weekend

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Catering and events company, Sodexo is gearing up to welcome engaged couples to perhaps one of Edinburgh’s most romantic venues, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh for its annual Wedding Open Day.Taking place this Sunday...

Christmas at the Botanics opens today

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Christmas at the Botanics opens today and there will be30 nights of light installations all inspired by Christmas. There are over one million twinkling lights, more than 4500 metres of cabling, 250 metres of garlands,...

New Executive chef at the Botanics

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Denholm’s bloomin' excited with new role at the BotanicsLeading retail and event caterers at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Sodexo, have appointed Denholm Shiels to the newly created role of Executive Chef.Denholm has worked...

New buildings at the Botanics to be approved

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Proposals to overhaul the Royal Botanic Gardens are set to be given the green light – despite concerns that 48 trees will be chopped down to make way.The city council’s development management sub-committee will...

Bootcamp at the Botanics in the New Year

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Get into shape this New Year at the Botanics Bootcamp breakfast event with Sodexo.This will be a high intensity eight-week course right in the heart of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.Get ready every Saturday...
Palm House at Botanic Garden

Botanics announce the ‘most significant project in the history of the Garden’

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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) has set a new project in motion which they hope will protect its unique and important plant collection.Edinburgh Biomes will provide a new visitor experience combining the Botanics'...

New collage designed for the outside of Castle Mills

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Edinburgh artist goes back to nature for his new work of artLocal artist Mark Doyle is designing a 3D collage for the outside of the former North British Rubber Company head office at Castle...

At the Botanics – Shoreline exhibition

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Edinburgh has a 27 km coastline according to Edinburgh Shoreline who are researching it from South Queensferry to Joppa.They hope to inspire locals to discover the history as well as the flora and fauna,...

Handmade Edinburgh coming up in August

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HANDMADE EDINBURGH – THE CONTEMPORARY CRAFT AND DESIGN FAIR 10th – 12th AUGUST 2018 Fri - Sun, 10am - 5.30pm Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 20A Inverleith Row EH3 5LR This summer, Scotland’s renowned Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh will play host to the third edition of international...

Christmas at the Botanics

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The Christmas season throws up a number of attractions of varying quality. Christmas at The Botanics is one worthy of your attention.Basically, it is a series of light shows around the gardens only a...

Corpse flower to bloom at the Botanics

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The Botanics will be the place to go as the Amorphophallus titanum (titan arum), one of the world's biggest and smelliest blooms, is about to flower for the second time in two years.The bud,...

Edinburgh’s “most spectacular outdoor dining space” launched

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It is no surprise that visitor numbers at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) are within touching distance of one million a year.The garden is an green oasis away from the bustle of central...

Going Bonkers at the Botanics this Easter

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At the Botanics this Easter you can take part in a family adventure involving the Botanics Easter Bunny and chocolate. The mini trail book will be a guide to youngsters finding clues and solving them....

Get down to the Botanics to see the snowdrops

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The Scottish Snowdrop Festival begins on 1 February 2017 at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh as well as their gardens at Dawyck and Logan.There are many varieties of snowdrop to see down at Inverleith where...

Green Tourism award for the Botanics

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We all know that the Botanics are great, but they were recently recognised with a Green Tourism Gold Award.The gardens are more than a pretty place to visit. They are also the centre of research...

Five days notice and now Inverleith House is closed

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Only five days ago the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh explained in a fairly terse news release what would happen to its arts space and gallery at Inverleith House : After considerable consideration the Royal Botanic...

The Botanics’ Cottage Georgian Garden Gala on Monday

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There once was a lonely cottage in Leith.... It's hard now to imagine, but from 1763 to the 1820s the Botanics occupied a site at the top of Leith Walk (now Haddington Place). When...

Botanic Cottage now open to the public

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The Botanic Cottage has been moved brick by brick to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh from its original site on Leith Walk.The amazing move and traditional rebuild has resulted in a wonderful new centre...

Restoration of Botanic Cottage given commendation

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The Botanic Cottage at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh was nominated for Best Georgian Garden/Landscape at The Georgian Society’s prestigious annual Architectural Awards, before it has even opened its doors.The Cottage, which was built exactly...

Botanic Lights 2015 – open to the public from today

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Botanic Lights returns this year with 22 nights at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), running from 29 October to 22 November.  The idea is that you walk around the garden at night and are entertained...

Scotland’s premier Spring Flower Show 2015

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THE CALEY SPRING FLOWER SHOW 2015 Put Spring into your Step! The summer of 2014 was unseasonably long, with a very slow slide into autumn and there we were on All Hallows’ Eve, planting the garlic...

Get down to the Botanics to learn about growing food

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Edinburgh’s would-be garden enthusiasts have a perfect excuse to come to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) this month. The Garden is hosting a series of drop-in sessions to encourage visitors to cultivate their...

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