Monthly Archives: March 2012

Practical Gardening

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The Friends are currently investigating the possibility of developing a course in Practical Gardening within the Gardens. This will be the adoption of a course available at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, comprising of eight one day modules based on practical gardening, not academic. It is likely to include pruning, propagation etc, and hopefully will […]

The late Maureen Bell Bequest

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Maureen was a generous supporter of the Friends of the Botanic Gardens by making a major bequest to the Friends and we are currently developing the best way to utilise the funds. Committed to date is a 50% offer to the Gardens to restore/replace the last glasshouse requiring major work, as well as a £10,000 […]

National Tree Collections of Scotland (update June 2012)

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The Friends submitted a funding application to the Central Scotland Green Network/Forestry Commission Scotland to prepare a major project for the Gardens to promote the Tree Collections in the Gardens and also the wider specialised Tree Collections throughout Scotland. We are delighted to say that we have been awarded £23,000 to develop the project to early […]