Registered Charity No: SC007983 (Scotland).

Without plants there would be no life on Earth. They provide the air we breathe, the food we eat and many other products which support our daily lives. Yet a third of the world’s plants face extinction over the next fifty years. The loss of plant biodiversity poses significant threats to humankind, affecting food security, water supply and climate change, and there is an urgent need to better understand, protect and conserve them.

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has over 340 years of experience as one of the world’s leading botanic gardens and scientific centres of excellence. We make a crucial contribution to the research, protection and restoration of plant diversity in Scotland and in over 40 other countries, through active programmes of science, conservation, education and visitor engagement.

We are dependent on the generosity of individuals to help us continue and expand our work, and your support has never been more vital. One of the most valuable ways you can provide support is by remembering us in your will. Legacies are of enormous value to us, as they can support the full spectrum of our work.

To find out more please visit or contact the Development Department on 0131 248 2855.