Visit to the Archive of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

mage of the Octagonal Palm House taken in 1854. Note the Palm fronds breaking through the roof. Photographer: Dr. Duncan. Image: Archives of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Octagonal Palm House taken in 1854 // Photographer: Dr. Duncan // Image: Archives of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Members’ Visit to Photographic Archive at the Royal Botanic Garden

Date: 27 July 2013 commencing at 11.00 am.

Location: The Archive is based in the Administrative block at 20A Inverleith Row. Access is via the Old Reception in the Balfour Building to the north of 20 Inverleith Row.

The visit is to look at the photographic collection and the Archivist, Leonie Paterson will show historic photographs of the Garden and Scottish collections as well as photographs taken in far off  lands, including some in Egypt, but  mostly China, and there will also be some photographic equipment.

In addition, there will be shown the photographs by George Paxton from the late nineteenth century and Dr Helen Bennett will outline her recent research on these.

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