ONE of Scotland's leading visitor attractions is considering admission charges after being warned it could lose a quarter of its government funding.
PLANS for a cake stall at the entrance to the Royal Botanic Garden have angered bosses at the tourist attraction.
IT IS the last place you would expect a violent explosion.
IT HAS been waiting for its moment in the sun for decades.
There are two ways of reaching the newly restored Victorian fernery at Benmore, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) offshoot in Argyll, and both are equally dramatic.
BRITAIN'S biggest greenhouse is to be created in Scotland in an ambitious plan to boost the fortunes and reputation of the nation's main botanical garden.
THE Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh did not seek approval from ministers to open an account with an Icelandic bank that subsequently collapsed, it has been claimed.
VISITORS to the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh have been assured the gardens are to remain free, following reports an entry fee was to be introduced.
VISITORS to Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden could soon face a £4 admission fee because of a major financial shortfall.
VISITORS to the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh may have to pay a £4 entry fee to cover losses left in the wake of the collapse of an Icelandic bank.
THE Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has been at Inverleith since 1820, though its history dates to 1670, when two doctors leased a small garden in Holyrood Park to cultivate foreign plants.
SCOTLAND'S rich and diverse berries are celebrated this weekend in a unique Berry Festival taking place at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
SOME of the world's rarest plants clinging to survival in isolated pockets of Scotland are to be thrown a lifeline to save them from extinction.
THERE are two very good reasons for visiting Scotland's glasshouses in winter. One, it gives you a chance to experience exotic blooms from around the world, and two, it'll give you a blast of heat, helping you to forget about the weather outside. From Aberdeen's Duthie Park to botanic gardens in Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh, these impressive glass structures allow a far greater range of species to be grown in Scotland than if we were able only to garden outdoors.
A DROP-in session will be held in the Royal Botanic Garden to help people find out how to reduce their carbon footprint.
THE skies may have been grey and the roads torn up by roadworks, but one team of judges was able to see through it all to vote Edinburgh Scotland's most beautiful city.
THIS MONTH, ALL EYES ARE on China, as the drama of the Olympic Games is played out across Beijing. But whether we realise it or not, most of us already have a direct link to China via our gardens. Hydrangea, hollyhock, rhododendron, camellia, buddleja, forsythia, weigela and weeping willow are just a few typical garden plants found all over Scotland that actually have Chinese origins.
ITS run-down appearance gives little clue to its part in the history of one of Edinburgh's most treasured visitor attractions.