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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2013, 09:17:13 PM »
Philippe, 20 years is too long - you must visit Scotland again!

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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2013, 09:17:46 PM »
Elisabeth has kindly sent another photo of the new alpine house ...
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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2013, 10:31:13 PM »
Wow, thanks to Elisabeth and Maggi.  I feel the urge to travel North again!
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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2013, 12:23:06 PM »
If I am not too cheeky - here is the New Alpine House in our garden partway through construction. It has the advantage that it can be dismantled easily and put up anywhere! Seriously the Edinburgh House looks very dramatic but I can't say very elegant - but I would also love to come and see the planting, and the re-made peat bed areas. Are alpine houses now forms of sculpture? And will this filter down to our private gardens - could be fun.
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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2013, 04:17:24 PM »
It may have already been unfairly christened "the bus shelter".
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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2013, 04:27:22 PM »
It may have already been unfairly christened "the bus shelter".
Cruel - understandable, but cruel!

 See this pic of a great colour form of Primula tangutica from Alan via the RBGE twitter feed :
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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #36 on: July 04, 2013, 11:50:30 PM »
looks pretty fab.

The one in Edinburgh looks quite nice too  ;D

(seriously I hope we will get some more pics when the plants are a little more established in those tufa boulders)


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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #37 on: July 05, 2013, 12:31:51 AM »
The tufa wall is fabulous and given time should look striking as the plants develop,as to the building it is difficult to find words that are polite to describe it.I am a fan of modern architecture but this piece seems totally unsympathetic to it's surroundings.
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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #38 on: August 11, 2013, 05:27:02 PM »
Today the Borders group of the SRGC visited the Botanics to see the new house and  enjoy  a guided tour led by Ron McBeath.

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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #39 on: August 11, 2013, 05:30:14 PM »
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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #40 on: August 11, 2013, 06:21:48 PM »
Dryer there than here, it seems- lucky Borderers to have avoided the rain showers for their visit  :) .... and to have Ron for a guide!!

Campanula fragilis in  picture RBGEvisitRon 07 is already settling in nicely to its new home.  That bodes well, eh?

Thanks, Stan :)
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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #41 on: August 12, 2013, 06:34:01 AM »
Thanks for posting those pics, Stan.
We'll definitely have to put it on the itinerary for our next visit to the UK :)
Probably give it another year or so to mature, though ;)
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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #42 on: February 03, 2014, 10:48:32 PM »
Nice to know that things are still looking good in the "old" alpine house at RBGE - pix via Alan E.

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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #43 on: February 03, 2014, 11:05:34 PM »
Again via Alan :
 Gymnospermium albertii  -  one of the more unlikely members of the Berberidaceae  ;)
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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #44 on: February 04, 2014, 02:10:53 PM »
More from Al E. on RBGE alpines.....


Dionysia curviflora x tapetodes


Crocus etruscus 'Zwanenburg' opening "behind the scenes"
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