Prizes galore for Botanics

THE leading visitor attraction at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has scooped its third major award of the year.

The John Hope Gateway Centre recently clinched the silver award for best hotel or venue in the UK for under 250 people at the Eventia awards in London.

In November, Edward Cullinan Architects scooped the Public Building Architect of the Year award in the Architect of the Year Awards for its work on the 15.7 million centre, which won Best Unusual Venue in Scotland in the Scottish Event Awards the previous month.