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UPDATE 30/08/2019 bat and moth night cancelled

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  BAT AND MOTH NIGHT 30/08/2019 IS CANCELLED THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY THE PARTNER ORGANISATIONS DUE TO THE POOR WEATHER CONDITIONS FORECAST FOR THIS EVENING. FOR UP TO DATE CONSERVATION AND EVENT NEWS PLEASE CHECK BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION WEBSITE OR CLYDE BAT GROUP ON FACEBOOK FOLLOW @SAVEBUTTERFLIES AND @CLYDEBATGROUP         Time of event CANCELLED. […]

Last Few Available Spaces For The CPH Course Starting In August

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There are a few spaces to left for The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) Certificate of Practical Horticulture being offered at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, starting August 2019 and lasting for 10 full days at a cost of ¬£500. This is being offered in partnership with the RBGE and is co-ordinated by the former Curator, Paul Matthews, Lisa Swift and the Friends […]

Summer Walks and Talks

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We have a range of tours for the Summer. Staff will be taking you somewhere in the Gardens and talking new developments, current projects or old favourites.     Meet at 2pm in front of the Kibble Palace on the following days. Monday 24th of June Tuesday 2nd July Tuesday 16th July Wednesday 17th July […]

Glasgow Science Festival at Glasgow Botanic Gardens

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We are delighted to be playing host to several events as part of Glasgow Science Festival 2019.   We have three dates in June for you to watch out for; Saturday 8th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th   Saturday 8th June 11-3.00 Discover science at Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens. Join University of Glasgow PhD students, University […]

Kibble Lecture: Thursday 18th April 2019

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The Friends of Glasgow Botanic Gardens annual Kibble Lecture this year has two guest speakers. Dr Helen Kingstone, Lecturer in Victorian Studies (University of Glasgow), will open the evening with a short talk on the ‘Born in 1819’ Project with the associated exhibition New Victorians: Kibble and his Contemporaries still running in the Kibble Palace. […]

Orchid Success

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Its a ‘well done’ to Christine Nicholson (GBG-Orchid Propagator) for producing some award winning plants for the Scottish Orchid Society display at the North East England Orchid Society Show. The Paphiopedilum appletonianum won Best Society Plant for the Scottish Orchid Society display as well as a Highly Commended for the overall show.   The Pleione […]

Friends of Glasgow Botanic Gardens Talk, Thursday 14th March

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As part of the monthly series of meetings, this month the Friends of Glasgow Botanic Gardens play host to Dr Alan Elliott, research associate from Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Alan’s doctoral studies centered on the bio-geography of Meconopsis and in this talk he expands on this topic to cover the collection and propagation of this […]

Index Seminum 2018-2019

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Just a quick update on the link to the Index Seminum seed exchange page, just click on the Index Seminum Page (Re-opens 10/12/2018) We have reused last years page hence the mention of 2017 in the web address sorry for any confusion. This year it is online, please do fill out a contact email and […]

Hello 2019, Goodbye 2018

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We are now heading towards 2019 at a rapid rate of knots but it’s worth a quick glance back at some events and developments this year at Glasgow Botanic Gardens. It started very dramatically with the winter storms that deposited several inches of snow on the Gardens during January and February. It even led to […]