The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh was founded in the 17th century as a ‘Physic Garden’, growing medicinal plants. It now extends to four sites, including a spectacular location in Edinburgh high above the city which features this world-famous rock garden, here shimmering in the early summer sun.
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Read more about the ‘Edinburgh Botanics’ at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
The long-delayed Edge Lane developments, constructing an Eastern Gateway to Liverpool by 2007 / 8, are about to start. What a pity, then, that the historic Wavertree Botanic Gardens located just by the intended new route (and initiated in 1803 by no less a person than William Roscoe) are in such a state of neglect.