The Queen Mother’s Memorial Garden


by Simon Crutchley

Enjoy this guide at home or during a tour of this spectacular garden at the Edinburgh site. The Souvenir Guide explores The Queen Mother's long association with Scotland and  explains the function of the garden, its features and its plantings. A clear map and foreword by HRH Prince of Wales are included. The Guide is illustrated in full colour throughout with photographs from The Castle of Mey Trust and RBGE's own collection.




The Benmore Fernery


by  Professor Mary Gibby

Discover the world of ferns with this illustrated guidebook from RBGE.

The Fernery at Benmore is a unique building, constructed for James Duncan at his Benmore estate in the early 1870's at the height of the Victorian fern craze. This wonderful little book provides an overview of the history of the Fernery and the project that was undertaken to restore it. In addition, it highlights the fern collections in the four RBGE gardens (Edinburgh, Benmore, Dawyck and Logan) and provides an overview of the native Scottish ferns.

Benmore Fernery: celebrating the world of ferns



Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 11


This is a collectable book for all lovers of wildlife and world-class photography. It is a new collection of stunning wildlife photographs, introduced by British photographer and presenter Chris Packham, that will represent the best images taken by top nature photographers round the world and submitted to the BG Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2001 competition. Featuring 115 unforgettable pictures, covering natural subjects from plants to endangered animals and underwater life to landscapes, will display the beauty of the natural world. Selected from more than 19,000 entries, representing at least 60 countries, these images will comprise the winning and commended pictures from the world's largest and most prestigious wildlife photography competition. Behind-the-scenes information for each picture will be given in a short caption, which includes photographic details.



The Living Collection


A comprehensive account of the history, accession, care and maintainance of RBGE's living plant collection across our four Gardens. In The Living Collection David Rae offers a new way of seeing the extraordinary diversity of plants cultivated outside or under glass. The former Director of Horticulture at RBGE also guides the reader behind the scenes to reveal the skilled work involved in caring for a world-famous collection and then explains exactly why it matters.

Co-edited with Fay Young