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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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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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Hippeastrum and Cymbidium orchids providing a cheery welcome in the Temperate Palm House right now.
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Lovely! Are they scented?
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Calliandra (Red powder puff ) is starting to bloom in the Rainforest Riches House > http://go.shr.lc/1uRTBmn
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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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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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Plants from across the world thrive in Scotland’s surprisingly varied climate. With four Gardens in our care, each with a different microclimate and distinct landscape, we are able to grow a very wide range of plants. Carefully curated, meticulously maintained and beautifully presented, our Living Collection forms a national and international resource covering virtually all parts of the plant kingdom.

Grab a cuppa and watch this short film about our wonderful collection of plants > http://youtu.be/snMV3OB7Bas
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Three months into the construction phase of the project, elements of the #BotanicCottage are really starting to take shape. Here’s a wee time lapse video showing progress to date.

The team building the cottage have had to deal with quite changeable weather, with strong winds, snow, ice, heavy rain, and temperatures over the last few weeks which ranged from very cold to surprisingly mild! In order to protect the stonework, each day the team have to wrap the parts of the walls which have been built, protecting them from frost and the elements. If you find yourself in the Demonstration Garden, do pop by and have a look.
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Just when we think we’ve seen it all, more Charles Darwin specimens from the Beagle voyage have been unearthed in the Herbarium.
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Welcome to the official Google + page for the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE).
Introduction
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.