Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Guidebook
By Anna Stevenson
Founded in 1670, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) captures the imagination of everyone who visits.
World renowned for its horticultural excellence you will find more than 13,500 species of plants from 156 countries growing over the 70 acres that make up "The Botanics" as it is known locally. More than 128,000 plants make up the 10 distinct climatic zones including the Rock Garden, the Alpine Houses and, of course, the famous Glasshouses. The Garden also houses one of the finest collections of Chinese plants to be found outside of China, a range of permanent and temporary exhibitions, a world class botanical library and a Herbarium containing more than 3 million plant specimens.
This edition of the Guidebook includes an additional section which charts the 350 year history of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and is the essential companion to a visit to the Edinburgh Garden. Over 44 pages it provides more information on the plants, the buildings and the history that make up the Garden that you can see today.
Paperback, 44pp, 210 x 224mm, full colour illustrations throughout