In 2012 the Alpine Garden Society helped fund the construction of a modern glass house for alpines at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE).
Housed next to the traditional alpine house where plants are grown in pots, the new alpine house showcases the latest techniques in the cultivation of alpines. Here, visitors can 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.