The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh was founded in the 17th century as a physic garden. Now it extends over four Gardens boasting a rich living collection of plants, and is a world-renowned centre for plant science and education. The Garden is first and foremost a scientific institution, dedicated to discovering and describing plants and their relationships, evolution, conservation and biology. This research is underpinned by the Garden’s internationally important collections of living and preserved plants, a large specialist Library, and by modern well-equipped laboratories.
The Trust donated to The Rarest Botanical Art & Literature Collection.