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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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Arboretum Place, Edinburgh EH3 5NZ
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#‎NewReekie‬'s spectacular opening captured on film ‪#‎titanarum‬

Come and see for yourself today, the Glasshouses are open until 9pm (last entry 8.30pm) > http://bit.ly/1QVmWgP
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..another spurt of 13cm in the past 24 hours, now at 182cm. See New Reekies growth over the past 7 days!

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Our Titan arum (Amorphophallus titanium) is growing again… Will it be the first to flower in Scotland? We’ll keep you updated on its progress or for the latest, follow @TitanArumRBGE on twitter #newreekie   #titanarum  

www.rbge.org.uk/titan-arum
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Happy Birthday to George Forrest, one of the most renowned plant collectors of the early 20th century, who was born on this day in 1873.

Archivist, Leonie Paterson, recounts his remarkable story and adventures in her latest blog taken from RBGE’s rich archives. ‪#‎Botanist_Forrest‬
Let me tell you about a hero of mine, and the focus of one of the most requested collections stored in the Archives of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) – George Forrest.George Forrest w
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Fancy a dram, honey? Tickets are now on sale for ‪#‎BotanicsLate‬: The Hive & The Still on Friday 15 May.

Bee amazed for a unique after-hours event pairing botany and whisky during Scotland's Whisky month of May. With live music, food, drink and science.    #eatscottish   #tastescotland  
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Like their domestic cousin, the honey bee, wild bees are under threat and cities have now become one of their last refuges.

Find out about the wild bees that inhabit our parks, gardens and urban spaces and what we can do to help our buzzing neighbours at our new exhibition which opens this weekend.

Urban Bees, open daily from Saturday 7 February in the John Hope Gateway. Free entry.
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The countdown begins! Tickets are now on sale for our award-wining #BotanicLights‬ which returns this autumn.

On from 29 October to 22 November, the show promises to delight both returning and new visitors as it grows into an even bigger and more ambitious event. For more information or to buy tickets visit www.rbge.org.uk/botaniclights
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It's the moment we've all been waiting for! Our Amorphophallus titanum (titan arum) has started its full bloom!

It is only expected to flower for a day or two, so hurry along to the Garden tomorrow if you want to experience this botanical spectacle. To give everyone a chance to see the plant, the Glasshouses will be open tomorrow from 9am until 9pm.

See http://bit.ly/1HkPUCe for visitor info during this time.
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Our titan arum, nicknamed 'New Reekie', has been a 12 year labour of love. RBGE’s Max Coleman tells its story in his latest blog. #newreekie   #titanarum  
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The Jade Vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys) is now in flower in the Wet Tropics House.

A native to the rainforests of the Philippines, the jade vine blooms with enormous trusses of beak-shaped blossoms in an unlikely, almost sci-fi shade of turquoise > http://go.shr.lc/1EmdJlF
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Filled with a dazzling display of colour on a miniature scale, a visit to the Alpine House at this time of year never disappoints.
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Arboretum Place Edinburgh EH3 5NZ United Kingdom
Arboretum PlaceGBEdinburghEH3 5NZ
+44 131 248 2909rbge.org.uk
Botanical GardenToday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Botanics offers visitors peace and tranquility amongst its stunning 72 acres in Edinburgh city centre. Founded in 1670, the Garden is acknowledged to be one of the finest in the world.
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Manicured 70-acre gardens with palm house and temporary exhibitions, kids' events, tours and cafes.- Google
"I would recommend paying to walk around the glasshouses too!"
"The Botanic Gardens are one of my favorite places to visit in Edinburgh."
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Laura Porter
2 weeks ago
Without a doubt, one of my favourite places in Edinburgh. The gardens are free (glasshouses are extra) to enter and are a beautiful place to go for a nice stroll, to sit and enjoy the nice weather or to go look at all the different plants and flowers. There is also plenty of wildlife to watch too, I've once seen a fox there. There is something for every season so do t feel you only have to visit in spring. For example during the summer months there is a stunning wildflower meadow including poppies to remember the First World War and the staff of the gardens that fought.
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Beautiful gardens which are very near the centre of town, but you wouldn't know it as they are so peaceful! There is so much to see, you could spend hours there. I would recommend taking your own food (there are plenty of picnic spots) as the cafe and restaurant are quite pricey. The gardens are free to visit though, with the exception of the glass house. There are often various events and exhibitions on too.
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Margherita Muller
7 months ago
Lovely place, even in winter. Some areas were shut, but overall the place is worth a visit. The Glasshouses (the ones that were open) were impressive, but you pay extra to visit them, unlike the Botanics in Glasgow. I was absolutely disgusted by the 'quality' of food at the cafe' (not the Restaurant) near West Gate. I have no hesitation in terming it rubbish. £11.95 for: Tinned vegs, 'roast' potatoes' - both tasteless. A sweet potato soup was so watery I drank it as a juice. So far all this tasted like a meal in a stingy care home. But the 'cheese and onion pastie was far worse than anything I've ever tried. I left it after one morsel. Thankfully the mini cafe' at the East Gate had chocolate biscuits and a latte at reasonable prices, and the chap was also very affable and pleasant.
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Michael Wilson
11 months ago
I've been here all weekend for an event. The outside gardens are extensive, the Glasshouses are great and the new John Hope Gateway is a very impressive building comprising of a biodiversity and information centre, science studio, shop and Gateway Restaurant. If the weather is good you can wander around outside in the sun and if the weather is erratic you have the Glasshouses and John Hope Gateway. There is something for those who are interested in the topic area but if you are not it is a tranquil break from the hectic city centre. Well worth a trip.
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Rick Lewis
3 weeks ago
We spent over 5 hours wandering around as there was so much to see. We particularly liked the colourful demonstration gardens. Also the woodland gardens. The hot houses were interesting, though the Orchid House was a little disappointing - we'd expected to see more flowers on show.
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Lindsay O'R
6 months ago
This place is a god send. Perfect place to entertain my niece & nephew no matter what the season or weather. I have to bring bread for the ducks and nuts for the squirrels. The Queen Mothers garden is a delight and the beech hedges are outstanding. Good café and areas for children
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Steven Gutierrez
4 months ago
Surprisingly comprehensive and enjoyable. The general area is free to roam and the £5 entry to the set of glasshouses is well worth it. Take food with you as the options available are repulsive, overpriced and busy.
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James Holt
3 months ago
Gardens were interesting and well kept. Cafe food was poor quality and very overpriced.