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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh delivers world-leading plant science, conservation and education programmes.

Our mission is to ‘Explore, Conserve and Explain the World of Plants for a Better Future'.

Our focus is on accelerating species discovery and proving a knowledge resource, identifying species at imminent risk of extinction, those of particular importance to humankind and diversity in poorly known and threatened areas of the world. On average each month we describe three plant species new to science.

RBGE is committed to lifelong learning and international capacity building. We provide a diverse range of formal and informal education programmes for people of all ages and at all levels. From Nursery  to PhD we offer both taught causes and online opportunities . The botanical collections and expertise of RBGE staff offer one of the world's best resources for learning about the natural world.

The 'Botanics' in Edinburgh and its three Regional Gardens - Benmore, Dawyck and Logan - attract over one million visitors every year. Each Garden is different 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.