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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #60 on: February 08, 2014, 10:36:55 AM »
Is this a Madennia house at RBGE?  If so Davidian would be delighted.

johnw about to sneeze.

Its not a big collection but yes there are a few in that backup house - mostly old collections by Kingdon-ward, R.E. Cooper and the likes. These tender rhodos are housed seperately from the Vireya collection.
I think most of everything in that house is also on public display in the Montane tropics. We sent a bunch of recently propagated material down to Logan as its the mildest of our gardens to see how they do outside down there.
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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #61 on: February 17, 2014, 07:56:29 PM »
See Al E's  photos on the RBGE facebook page to see a selection of plants from the Alpine Section today : https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.750047408338938.1073741888.112856778724674&type=1&l=8ee07ef68e
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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #62 on: February 17, 2014, 08:19:55 PM »
Brilliant.

It's very much appreciated when members take images of these collections for all to enjoy, especially those far flung who cannot attend.
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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #63 on: March 10, 2014, 08:06:54 PM »
From Al Elliott: Behind the scenes TheBotanics alpine yard looks great just now. Too much for the Alpine house to display

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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #64 on: March 10, 2014, 08:08:53 PM »
Again from Al: Dionysia curviflora behind the scenes at The Botanics looking like a 'hungry hippo'
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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #65 on: March 11, 2014, 10:06:33 AM »
Thanks Maggie.
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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #66 on: March 11, 2014, 11:09:22 AM »
Thanks Maggie.
Thanks to you  for taking the photos, Al!  :D
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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #67 on: March 11, 2014, 09:55:07 PM »

Al's photo from today:
Primula allionii in profusion
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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #68 on: March 12, 2014, 09:43:32 AM »
This botanic garden it's a dream for me ...
Plants are incredible with thousand flowers !!
Thank's for sharing !

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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #69 on: March 12, 2014, 10:29:45 AM »
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Al's photo from today:
Primula allionii in profusion

Oh gosh!
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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #70 on: March 12, 2014, 12:44:59 PM »
Two  "modern apprenticeships" are  on offer from RBGE : http://www.apprenticeshipsinscotland.com/job/3751/modern-apprenticeship-in-horticulture-at-the-royal-botanic-garden-edinburgh/

"Modern Apprenticeship in Horticulture

2 Year Fixed Term Contract
Location: Edinburgh
Starting Salary: £5,853 (£112 per week)

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is currently looking to recruit two Modern Apprentices to work and train within the garden in Edinburgh.

Successful applicants will be offered an initial 2 year Modern Apprenticeship in which time they will attend Oatridge College on day release basis to work towards an SVQ Level 2 in Amenity Horticulture.  As part of their 2-year work placement at RBGE, the successful candidates will undertake rotational placements in all areas of the garden including; arboriculture, alpine, glasshouses, herbaceous, lawns and nursery.

Successful candidates will also receive 25 days of annual leave, a protective clothing allowance and will be given the opportunity to participate on selected elements of other RBGE professional courses including visits and study tours.  At the end of the 2 years, the successful applicants may also have the opportunity to extend their apprenticeship and go on to undertake an SVQ Level 3 horticultural qualification. As this is a Modern Apprenticeship scheme, applicants must be aged between 16 and 19 years old.

To get an application pack, please contact 0131 248 2980 and leave your name and home address and quote “Apprenticeships in Scotland” or alternatively send an e-mail using the “Apply Now” button below detailing your name and home address and a pack will be sent out to you.

Completed applications must be returned to:
HR Team,
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by 5pm on Wednesday, 30 April 2014. An assessment day will be carried out on 3 June 2014.  "
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« Reply #71 on: March 12, 2014, 04:30:08 PM »
Alternative link for Modern Apprenticeship applications :
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Membership Manager (Maternity Cover)
Fixed-term appointment, based in Edinburgh
Starting Salary £25,690 (Band D)

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has an opportunity for an experienced Membership Manager to join our Membership and Development Team. This role is for a fixed-term period of 13 months.

This is a highly target driven post and the successful applicant will be tasked with successfully developing and growing membership income across all categories to achieve annual targets. The post holder will be expected to manage an efficient and effective membership programme and encourage the promotion of membership across all four Gardens.

Full details of the post including a job description and person specification can be found on this page. Although ideally full-time, applications on a part-time basis could be considered for exceptional candidates.

Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter outlining the skills and experience they could bring to the post, along with a completed equal opportunities questionnaire, to recruitment@rbge.org.uk no later than 9am on Thursday 13 March. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of this date, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted.

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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is one of the world's leading research orientated Botanic Gardens, and is located in a UNESCO World Heritage city famed for its scientific innovation and cultural interest.

We are seeking to employ a Scottish Plant Conservation Officer to:

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Applicants should be educated to PhD level or have equivalent experience in biodiversity science/conservation biology/plant ecology. The successful applicant will have a good knowledge of the Scottish/UK flora and an understanding of contemporary conservation issues in Scotland. Experience of field work, excellent communication skills, and the ability to write concisely and clearly are also required.

A full job description and person specification can be downloaded from this page. Further details of RBGE’s science and conservation activities can be obtained from www.rbge.org.uk/science. Informal enquiries about this post can be directed to Dr Antje Ahrends, Head of Genetics and Conservation (a.ahrends@rbge.org.uk).

Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter, outlining the skills and experience they could bring to the post, as well as a completed equal opportunities questionnaire to recruitment@rbge.org.uk or to the HR department, The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR by 5pm GMT on Friday, 4 April 2014.

If you have not heard from us by the 30 April 2014, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted.
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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is looking for part-time education tutors to deliver and develop schools programmes at RBGE. We are looking for tutors to deliver half or full day practical educational programmes for school classes from P1 to P7 and/or S2 to S5. Our current schools programme can be viewed online http://www.rbge.org.uk/education/schools

We are looking for experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic individuals, with a teaching qualification and excellent communication skills. botanical, horticultural qualifications would be an advantage, but are not essential.

Informal enquiries can be made to Susie Kelpie (Education Officer) either by telephone 0131 248 2970 or e-mail s.kelpie@rbge.org.uk.

If you have a passion for plants and are interested in sharing your skills and becoming part of the education team at one of the world’s most inspirational botanic gardens, please submit your CV with a covering letter, the names and addresses of two referees as well as a completed equal opportunities questionnaire to recruitment@rbge.org.uk or to the HR department, The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LRby 21 March 2014

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On-Line Learning Co-ordinator (Initial 1 Year Fixed Term Appointment)
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Starting salary £25,690

We launched PropagateLearning, our new virtual learning environment (VLE) in 2013, to enhance development and delivery of our remote and blended learning courses (www.propagatelearning.net).

Our aim is for PropagateLearning to become THE best on-line learning platform for horticulture & plant sciences and we are looking for a motivated and innovative individual to join our team. The key aspects of the role are to coordinate the further development of the VLE, support our tutors and create dynamic on-line content. While this post is based within our Learning team, there may also be a requirement to develop content for other departmental areas. The post is initially for one year, but the aim is to make it sustainable and this is an exciting opportunity to help us achieve our vision.

Applicants should have previous experience with virtual learning environment course design, management and content creation. You’ll need to be familiar with Moodle, Blackboard or similar online learning environment CMS, as well as the use of HTML plugins and experience of their “best use” in learning. A good understanding of current social media in learning communications would also be useful, as would HTML/JavaScript authoring, and a good general understanding of what makes an effective learning course.

Full details of the post, including a job description and person specification can be found on this page.

Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the post, as well as telling us where you saw the post advertised. You should also complete and return an equal opportunities questionnaire and send everything to recruitment@rbge.org.uk by midday on Friday 21st March 2014.

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Modern Apprenticeship in Horticulture
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Starting Salary £5,853 (£112 per week)

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is currently looking to recruit two Modern Apprentices to work and train within the garden in Edinburgh.

Successful applicants will be offered an initial 2 year Modern Apprenticeship in which time they will attend Oatridge College on day release basis to work towards an SVQ Level 2 in Amenity Horticulture.  As part of their 2-year work placement at RBGE, the successful candidates will undertake rotational placements in all areas of the garden including; arboriculture, alpine, glasshouses, herbaceous, lawns and nursery.

Successful candidates will also receive 25 days of annual leave, a protective clothing allowance and will be given the opportunity to participate on selected elements of other RBGE professional courses including visits and study tours.  At the end of the 2 years, the successful applicants may also have the opportunity to extend their apprenticeship and go on to undertake an SVQ Level 3 horticultural qualification. As this is a Modern Apprenticeship scheme, applicants must be aged between 16 and 19 years old.

To get an application pack, please contact 0131 248 2980 and leave your name and home address or alternatively send an e-mail to apprenticeship@rbge.org.uk detailing your name and home address and a pack will be sent out to you.  Completed applications must be returned to the HR Team, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR by 5pm on Wednesday, 30 April 2014. An assessment day will be carried out on 3 June 2014.
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« Reply #72 on: March 12, 2014, 04:36:42 PM »
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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #73 on: March 14, 2014, 06:24:36 PM »
Today's photos from Al Elliott


in the "old" alpine house


Iris aucheri 'Olof'- named by  Gothenburg Botanic Garden
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Re: New Alpine House for Edinburgh Botanic Garden
« Reply #74 on: March 14, 2014, 06:42:55 PM »
Oh WOW! The "old" alpine house is still my favourite part of RBGE.
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