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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - BIOMES Walking Tour

South East Scotland Chapter event

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 at 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Royal Botanic Gardens, 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5QR
RTPI Scotland

The Edinburgh Biomes project, which gained planning consent in July 2019, aims to secure the Garden’s work for future generations and provide a spectacular new visitor experience for the public. It will bring together RBGE’s research, horticulture, education and infrastructure facilities and significantly restore and rebuild its Grade A listed Glasshouses.

Arguably the most ambitious undertaking of the Garden’s 349-year history, Edinburgh Biomes will avoid the catastrophic loss of up to 4,000 species in the public and research glasshouses, and deliver world-leading facilities that will protect the work of this national institution for the future.

This walking tour will be led by Fiona Inches (RBGE) and Ben Rainger (Smith Scott Mullan Associates) and will provide the opportunity to learn about how the proposals will address the current challenges faced by RBGE, as well as the planning challenges when dealing with significant heritage assets in a highly sensitive location.

Places are limited and we expect this event to sell out. Therefore, please only sign up if you are committed to attending and, if for whatever reason you are no longer able to attend, please let us know well in advance so that the space can be reallocated to somebody on the waiting list.