It was a rainy September day two years ago when I visited the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh. We walked from our hotel, down old streets and past local markets.
|Edinburgh in September
My visit in September meant flowering was sparse. Edinburgh's climate is mild for 55oN, with cold moist winters and cool summers, the winter lows rarely below freezing, summer highs in the 60s F, so winter is late by Colorado standards, but it was still the end of the growing season.
|silver lime, Tilia tomentosa
|bamboo (Fargesia nitida) in Scotland
|Looking under the big leaves of Ganzi sage, Salvia przewalskii
Another big European tree, European beech, Fagus sylvatica. Majestic.
|European beech, Fagus sylvatica
|View of Edinburgh Castle from the Royal Botanic Garden
Comments and corrections welcome.
Royal Botanic Garden website link (Accessed 1/12/24)
History of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh link (Accessed 1/12/24)
Why I think the Seychelles coconut, the double coconut, is cool:
(this blog) The World's Largest Seed link (Accessed 1/14/24)
(this blog) Playing Cupid for the Double Coconut link (Accessed 1/14/24)/