Royal botanic gardens Edinburgh by barfischer

Royal botanic gardens Edinburgh

by barfischer in Scotland: Gardens

The Royal botanic garden of Edinburgh is a scientific centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation. Originally founded in 1670 as a physic garden to grow medicinal plants, today it occupies four sites across Scotland — Edinburgh, Dawyck, Logan and Benmore — each with its own specialist collection. The RBGE's living collection consists of more than 15,000 plant species, (41,00 accessions) whilst the herbarium contains in excess of 3 million preserved specimens.

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