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  Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is both a scientific institution and a tourist attraction.
The Edinburgh botanic garden was originally at Holyrood, and later Leith, but has been located at the Inverleith site since 1820.
The garden, referred to by locals as "The Botanics", is a popular place to go for a walk, particularly with young families.
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 Edinburgh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Edinburgh (pronounced [ˈɛdɪnb(ə)rə]; Dùn Èideann ([tuːn ˈeːtʃən]) in Scottish Gaelic) is the capital of Scotland and its second-largest city.
Edinburgh constitutes one of the 32 council areas of Scotland and, as such, is represented by the Edinburgh City Council, a local authority composed of 58 elected councillors, each representing an electoral ward in the city.
Edinburgh is a major transport hub in east central Scotland, and is the focus for many arterial road and rail routes that connect the city to the rest of Scotland and with England.
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 Tel Aviv University Botanic Gardens: a List of Botanic Gardens
Botanic Garden, the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Denmark, Frederiksberg
Botanical Garden of Cagliari, Sardinia (archaeological excavations in the garden)
Botanical Garden, The University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
www.tau.ac.il /lifesci/botany/gardens.htm   (488 words)

 Botanical Gardens
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh was founded in the 17th century on an area the size of a tennis court.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, are situated on the banks of the River Thames between Richmond and Kew in south west London.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden This 36-hectare garden located in South Africa, is world-renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape flora which it displays in a magnificent setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.
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 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, known locally as the "Botanics", is a must-see element of any visit to Edinburgh, whatever the time of year.
The Botanics is approximately square in shape and surrounds Inverleith House.
The Botanics can date its development back as far as 1670 when a physic garden (so named because it was used to train physicians in herbal remedies) was founded at Holyrood.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /edinburgh/royalbotanicgarden/index.html   (745 words)

 Botanic Gardens
The Cruickshank Botanic Garden - Located in a low-lying and fairly sheltered area of Aberdeen, less than a mile from the North Sea, this 11-acre garden is partly owned and financed by the University of Aberdeen and partly by the Cruickshank Botanic Gardens Trust.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Founded in the 17th century, RBGE now extends to 31 hectares (at Inverleith in Edinburgh) and incorporates specialist gardens at three very different locations in Scotland (Younger, mild oceanic climate; Logan, almost subtropical; and Dawyck, cool and dry).
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - Overview of the spectacular gardens and issues of Kew Scientist newsletter, as well as access to some of the Royal Botanic Gardens databases.
www.ability.org.uk /botanic_gardens.html   (416 words)

 HERBARIUM CATALOGUE PAGE National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin
A Scot by birth, the son of James McNab (one-time Curator of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh), W. McNab came to Dublin in 1872 as successor to William Thiselton-Dyer in the chair of botany at the Royal College.
McNab was an abrasive man, and did not endear himself to the botanical fraternity in Ireland and Britain, and frequently he was in dispute with the Department of Science and Art which, after 1878, administered both the Royal College of Science and the Royal Botanic Gardens in Dublin.
William McNab (1780-1848) was employed in the Royal Gardens, Kew (1801-1810), and the Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (1810-1848).
www.botanicgardens.ie /herb/mcnab.htm   (4115 words)

 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a scientific institution dedicated to the pursuit of research of the highest quality on the systematics and biology of organisms.
The Herbarium of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh houses a collection of preserved organism material that lies at the core of the Garden's scientific research into the classification and evolution of organisms and fungi.
The breadth of botanical expertise presently within RBGE is one of the Garden's principal and distinctive strengths.
www.bgbm.fu-berlin.de /biocise/TheProject/Members/royalEdbgh.htm   (530 words)

 Saharanpur Garden more information
When the Botanical Survey of India was established in 1887, to reform the country's botanical science, Saharanpur became the centre for the survey of the northern Indian flora.
Overall, the Garden is seen historically as being second only to the Calcutta Gardens in terms of national significance for its contribution to science and economy.
Saharanpur Gardens were specially noted for their botanically interesting plants that were sent out to other Indian botanical gardens.
www.nhm.ac.uk /nature-online/online-ex/art-themes/india/more/lily_more_info.htm   (654 words)

 UBC Botanical Garden and Community News: May 2005
The botanical garden is used not only for amenity, but also for basic and applied research, for academic learning, for communicating the research and academic missions of the university to the general public, for lifelong learning, for community outreach and for engendering appreciation and stewardship of the natural world.
UBC Garden Pass Members can now visit the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and its specialist gardens at Benmore, Dawyck and Logan free of charge on production of a valid UBC Botanical Garden Pass Membership Card (note: the garden in Edinburgh is free admittance to everyone, but the specialist gardens charge for entry).
UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research is a department of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org /community/2005_05.php   (806 words)

 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Europe for Visitors
It was founded in 1670 as a "physic garden" that supplied medicinal plants to Edinburgh doctors.
The main garden has been at its current location since 1820, and the RBGE operates satellite gardens in Benmore, Logan, and Dawyck.
The "Botanics" is one of Edinburgh's must-see attractions for garden enthusiasts, but it's also worth a visit if you're simply a fan of urban green spaces.
europeforvisitors.com /edinburgh/articles/royal-botanic-garden.htm   (219 words)

 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Drew Norloch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden is an oasis in a bustling city.
Established in 1670 as a 'physic garden for the cultivation of medicinal plants', the Garden has blossomed into one of the most important horticultural collections in the world.
And little wonder: 70 acres of beautiful parkland; elegant glasshouses; stunning views of the Edinburgh skyline; and, of course, some of the finest hospitality venues in the whole of the country.
www.drewnorloch.co.uk /corporate_conference_event_venues/royal_botanic_garden_edinburgh   (140 words)

 Defra, UK - Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1985 RBGE became a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB), responsibility for which was vested in a Board of Trustees under the authority of the National Heritage (Scotland) Act, 1985.
Dawyck Botanic Garden: Dawyck Botanic Garden (25 ha), located in the heart of the Scottish Borders, has an almost continental climate and is particularly suited to hardy plants that derive from cooler, drier areas of the world.
The formal establishment of the library at RBGE dates from the mid 19th century when the libraries of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh, the Wernerian Natural History Society and the Plinian Society of Edinburgh were gifted to the garden.
www.defra.gov.uk /Science/GeneticResources/Access/Ex-Situ/RBG_Edin.asp   (1322 words)

 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - events
Garden open daily from 9.30 am - various closing times throughout the year.
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh aims to explore and explain the world of plants.
The Garden is free to visit and an associated programme of school visits, guided tours, evening classes and member events is produced quarterly.
www.edinburgh.gov.uk /CEC/Recreation/Libraries/Local_Organisations/local_Royal_Botanic_Garden_Edinburgh___events.html   (77 words)

 BBSRC Life -dna in the garden - About DNA in the Garden
DNA in the Garden was produced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the DNA Double Helix structure, in April 2003.
The exhibition is a collaboration between BBSRC and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
It first opened at Kew Gardens on the 28 March 2003, and will tour venues over the next year, including the Eden Project in Cornwall, Norwich City Centre and the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh.
www.bbsrc.ac.uk /life/dna_garden/about.html   (118 words)

 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and places to stay nearby
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is set on a hillside overlooking the city which is just 1 mile away.
It is a world famous garden important for its great selection of plants and reminds one of a slightly smaller Kew.
Edinburgh Botanic Garden is not to be missed.
www.greatbritishgardens.co.uk /royal_botanic_garden_edinburgh.htm   (184 words)

 Volunteering at the Royal Botanic Garden, Thimpu, Bhutan
The country's first botanic garden was inaugurated by the Queen of Bhutan in 1999 - the silver jubilee of the King.
The garden has been developed in an area which was initially an abandoned pasture; it has had its soil and drainage improved, and a planting and building programme is progressing, assisted by technical advice from the U.K. and Japan.
As the garden had only been started comparatively recently, details of accessions in the garden had not been written down, the three professional staff at the garden concentrating mainly on horticulture, completing building work and collecting plant species for display.
www.bgci.org.uk /worldwide/article/0219   (1215 words)

 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Great Public Spaces | Project for Public Spaces (PPS)
The Royal Botanic Garden provides not only a setting for people to learn about botany - making it, in that sense, an educational "place" - but it's also a place that people can come to for simple enjoyment.
The Garden is now a Trustee Body receiving annual grant-in-aid from the Scottish Office of Agriculture and Fisheries Department; it also raises substantial funds on its own, as well as through sponsorship and donations.
Edinburgh's Friends of the Royal Botanic Garden is a nonprofit that exists to "support the garden and encourage interest in its work."
www.pps.org /great_public_spaces/one?public_place_id=2   (438 words)

 National Botanic Gardens of Scotland
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is to host a major photographic exhibition by Maurice Joseph FRGS ARPS and Norma Joseph FRGS FRSGS entitled 'And the Dawn Came up like Thunder' that follows in the footsteps of the Scottish adventurer Dr Henry Cadell.
Maurice Joseph is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Norma Joseph is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and was awarded an honorary Fellowship of the RSGS in 1995 for distinguished service to exploration and geography in general.
www.plantexplorers.com /gardens/NationalBotanicGardensScotland/RBGE_11_2002.html   (497 words)

 The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh:An Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh was founded in the 17th century on an area the size of a tennis court.
The Garden is first and foremost a scientific institution, dedicated to the pursuit of research of the highest quality on the systematics and biology of plants.
This research, which underpins other plant science and conservation, is made possible by the garden's internationally important collections of living and preserved plants, and by its library, one of the largest botanical libraries in Britain.
www.balogh.com /edinburgh/rbgedin.html   (1706 words)

 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (Scotland) - © Gardens-Guide.com - OPEN GARDENS UK & Ireland - Features, ...
There is an Alpine House and an astonishingly long Herbaceous Border of 165 metres which contrasts with the Winter Garden displaying plants that are at their best at the opposite end of the year.
The magnificent Woodland Gardens and arboretum hold nearly 2,000 specimens generally grouped into major genera and including groves of oak, limes, maples and rowans as well as a conifer collection and major groupings of rhododendrons, magnolias and eucryphias.
There is also a Demonstration Garden, a Heath Garden, a Peat Garden, Azalea and Pond lawns, the Pringle Chinese collection and not least the Rock Garden, often considered to be the best in the world, whose diverse habitats and clever cultivation supports more than 5,000 high mountain, arctic and mediterranean species.
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 Explore Edinburgh - Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Just one mile from city centre, The Royal Botanic Garden allows visitors to refresh their senses in one of the world's finest gardens.
Open all year, the garden hosts a lively programme of events, offering fun for the whole family in the beautiful setting of the garden.
Recently unveiled by Her Majesty the Queen, the Queen Mother's Memorial Garden is an evocative tribute to a much-loved royal.
www.explore-edinburgh.com /html/botanic.html   (465 words)

 Botany Photo of the Day: Edinburgh Rock Garden
The subject of the slide is the alpine garden at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Scotland.
UBC's Garden Pass Members receive free admission to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and its specialist gardens at Benmore, Dawyck and Logan on production of a valid UBC Botanical Garden Membership Card (and RBGE members receive equivalent privileges at UBC).
Botany Photo of the Day is a project of the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research, located in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada.
www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org /potd/2005/05/edinburgh_rock.php   (515 words)

 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Edinburgh's first botanical garden was established next to Holyrood Palace in 1670 and then five years later at a site which is now Waverley Station.
Collections from both sites were then transferred to the Leith Walk Botanic Garden, near the present McDonald Road, in 1763 after garden keepers raised concerns about the effect of the city's pollution on the plants.
However, the garden again succumbed to urban expansion and was moved to its present home in Inverleith Row in 1820.
www.bgci.org.uk /garden.php?id=78   (260 words)

 VisitBritain : Botanic Gardens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The tradition at Britain’s botanic gardens is to collect and display as comprehensive a range of flora and fauna as possible.
The steamy atmosphere of the Palm House at The Royal Botanic Garden Kew is packed with lush banana, mango and coconut trees – a tropical fruit bowl on London’s doorstep.
The exotic, sub-tropical garden at Logan transports visitors to warmer climes, whilst Dawyck is hot on hardy plants from cool, dry regions.
www.visitbritain.com /VB3-es-AR/experiences/gardens/features/botanicgardens.aspx   (232 words)

 National & Royal Botanic Gardens of Scotland
The National Botanic Gardens of Scotland comprise four separate gardens - at Edinburgh, Benmore (near Dunoon in Argyll), at Logan (near Stranraer in Galloway), and at Dawyck (near Peebles in the Borders) - which collectively represent the second richest collection of plant species in the world.
The gardens are first and foremost scientific institutions, dedicated to discovering and describing plants and their relationships, evolution, conservation and biology.
Other botanic gardens around Scotland that are well worth a visit include those in Aberdeen, Cove, Dundee, Glasgow and St Andrews.
www.visitscotland.com /library/NationalBotanicGardens   (158 words)

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