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AGS funds modern alpine house at RBGE

August 31, 2013

​In 2012 the Alpine Garden Society helped fund the construction of a modern glass house for alpines at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE).

Alpine house with a modern design

The new alpine house showcases the latest techniques in the cultivation of alpines. It is housed next to the traditional alpine house where plants are grown in pots. In this modern facility visitors will be able to see alpine plants growing in a natural rock setting. This also allows RBGE to grow a broader range of plants including some that are in decline around the world.

The AGS was proud to support this project with a funding of £5,000. RBGE has built up expertise over 140 years as a centre of excellence in the research, conservation and cultivation or alpine plants. The new alpine house will contribute to significant research and horticultural developments in alpine plant conservation globally.