The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Charity information

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is renowned as one of the world's leading botanic gardens, and is a well-loved Scottish institution.

Founded 1670

  • Mission statement

    Our aim is to explore and explain the world of plants - the basis of all life on our planet. Our core activities include:
    • Science – researching plant species in over 40 countries to inform active conservation work
    • Conservation – delivering major conservation locally and globally, for example species recovery
    • Education – providing the most diverse education programme of any botanical garden, from active, outdoor sessions for local schools to internationally-renowned PhD courses.
    • Visitor Attraction - our 4 Gardens are important attractions for Scotland, helping increase access for wide audiences to horticulture, environmental science, arts and heritage.

  • Aims

    The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh aims to:

    • be a world leader in discovering and describing plants and their relationships, evolution and biology.
    • educate future generations about the importance of plants and the natural world.
    • provide quality visitor attractions.
    • conserve plant biodiversity in the face of global environmental change and mass extinction.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1670

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 199

    Part time staff: 44

    Volunteers: 226

    Phone number: 0131 552 7171

    Address: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 20a Inverleith Row Edinburgh EH3 5LR

    View charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website