Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) was founded in the 17th century as a physic garden. Now it extends over four Gardens boasting a rich living collection of plants, and is a world-renowned centre for plant science and education.
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, by its library, one of the largest botanical libraries in Britain, and by its modern, well-equipped laboratories.