Some New Photos

Spring has arrived in the garden and the Botanic Cottage rises in the RBGE.


Botanic Cottage begins to grow


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Botanic Cottage begins to grow ‘Lost Treasures, Hidden Histories and Audaciousness Personified: Rebuilding the Botanic Cottage’ was the inspired title of Sutherland Forsyth’s talk at the AGM of the Friends of Hopetoun Crescent Garden on 19 October.   Sutherland, community … Continue reading

A little film about the Botanic Cottage


Hi All –

To mark the start of building work, we’ve just released a two minute film about the Botanic Cottage project, focusing on the turf cutting ceremony which many of you came to earlier this year – here is a link:

All the best,


Sutherland Forsyth
Botanic Cottage Community Engagement Co-ordinator
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh | 20A Inverleith Row | Edinburgh | EH3 5LR
Tel. 0131 248 2956 | | | Follow @BotanicCottage

— The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity registered in Scotland (No SC007983)

Can You Help?

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The new developers of the Haddington Place site are very happy for the
archaeological dig on the site of the Botanic Cottage on Haddington Place to go
ahead, and the RBGE has timed the dig to coincide with the Festival of British
Archaeology. RBGE are currently recruiting volunteers to help the team from
Addyman Archaeology to work on the dig – whether scraping, digging, cleaning, or

The dig will take place from the 16th to the 24th of July (excluding Sunday the 20th),
from 10 am to 4 pm each day – if any of you fancy being involved, please do let
Sutherland know – you would be very welcome!

More detail here;

If you are interested do get in touch with:
Sutherland Forsyth Community Engagement Co-ordinator RBGE or phone 0131 248 2956

And have a look at the Addyman site: