Mary Gibby

Articles by Mary Gibby:

New Voyage for Darwin’s Plants

Three million delicately preserved plant specimens – including several dating back to Darwin’s voyage on the Beagle – are being meticulously categorised and moved from their traditional holding places in the Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. In a radical shift RBGE has become the first botanic garden of its stature to move its herbarium collections from the 150-year-old “Bentham and Hooker” plant classification system.

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Alien Invaders

Native plants are under threat, says Professor Mary Gibby

With interest in gardens and garden makeovers riding high, it is understandable that Scots are buying increasingly unusual plants and becoming more inventive in the way they present their displays. Read the rest of this entry »