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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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nice time-lapse! it was worth all the wait
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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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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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Some beautiful snowdrop pics to help entice you to visit the Garden and marvel at these wonderful little gems!

Together with Dawyck Botanic Garden and Logan Botanic Garden, we are participating in the #ScottishSnowdropFestival, in association with +VisitScotland and over 60 of the very best gardens across the country.

www.visitscotland.com/see-do/events/scottish-snowdrop-festival
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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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Os trabalhos são excelentes, e os documentários e videos produzidos idem!
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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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Last week we shared a video of our Outdoor Living Collection, this week Louise Galloway and David Tricker talk about our Glasshouses. Covering an area the size of a standard football pitch, they are home to over 33,000 plants.
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Welcome to the official Google + page for the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE).
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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, founded in 1670, is a world renowned centre for plant research, conservation and education. Its four remarkable Gardens - the "botanics" in Edinburgh; the mountain-side Benmore in Argyll: Dawyck in the wooded hills of the Scottish Borders; and Logan on a Gulf Stream warmed peninsula in Galloway - differ in topography, soils and climate, enabling an exceptionally wide range of plants to be grown. Together they constitute one of the richest plant collections on Earth, with more than 15,000 species in cultivation, representing almost seven per cent of all known plants.