Garden Journal Blog
It’s All About the People... and the Plants of Course!
Date 22 November 2023
Volunteer Sandy shares his thoughts on volunteering at St Andrews Botanic Garden!
Tips for Your Autumn Garden from the StABG Garden Team
Date 14 September 2023
With Autumn almost here, we've asked our Garden Team to share their top tips for Autumn Gardening!
Growing the Green Workforce with New Apprenticeships
Date 7 September 2023
We're sharing what our interns have been up to this summer and the importance of these programmes!
Things to See & Do this Autumn!
Date 4 September 2023
The summer holidays might have come to an end, but there’s plenty to look forward to at the Garden, with lots to see and do this autumn!
Tangled Banks and Sentinel Plants: Our Biodiversity Plan
Date 16 August 2023
We are delighted to announce that we have recently published our Biodiversity Plan – setting out our long-term vision for our research, conservation and education
Securing the Long-Term Future of St Andrews Botanic Garden
Date 12 July 2023
The signing of a 40-year lease agreement with site owners, the University of St Andrews, has secured the long-term future of the Garden, creating a strong foundation for our work and for investment in the Garden.
Visit from Willie Rennie MSP
Date 6 June 2023
We welcomed North East Fife MSP Willie Rennie to the Garden, to meet our team and discuss our ongoing projects.
Celebrating the Wellbeing Benefits of Volunteering
Date 30 May 2023
Sharing more about our Planting For Your Piece project and Volunteer Celebration Day this Volunteer Week!
Developments in the Tangled Bank
Date 23 May 2023
Read the latest updates on our Tangled Bank project from our Curator Beccy!
Plants on the Move
Date 19 May 2023
Find out more about "Plants On the Move" from our Director Harry - a new research project identifying opportunities to conserve threatened habitats in Fife
Visitors Have a Blast at The Big Spring Bash!
Date 8 May 2023
St Andrews Botanic Garden recently welcomed over 750 visitors during a brand-new event “The Big Spring Bash” - a celebration of spring, showcasing wonderful small businesses and projects from across Fife!
Funding Secured to Run Holiday Club Provision
Date 4 May 2023
This Spring after successfully securing funding support from the Our Mind Matters Small Grants Fund through Fife Council and Scottish Government, we were able to provide a fully funded holiday club provision with free spaces allocated through a targeted approach ensuring it supported families who really needed it.
Date 1 May 2023
Welcoming our new DAISY Fridays - Donate As It Suits You on the first Friday of the month!
A Garden for the Biocene
Date 26 January 2023
Our team are very excited to announce that we’ve begun the process of creating our new Biocene Garden - exploring the future of our urban greenspaces.
Welcoming our Artist in Residence Emma Varley
Date 25 January 2023
We’re delighted to be working with Fife Contemporary to welcome our new Artist in Residence Emma Varley to the Garden!
Visiting the Garden in Winter
Date 16 January 2023
Here's why you should make the most of a winter visit!
Signs of Change at the Garden
Date 19 September 2022
We’re very pleased to introduce our new interpretation in the Garden! Working alongside illustrator Astrid Jaekel, and designer Martin Seagar, from MS Creative, we’ve developed beautiful new display boards, sharing our story and aims with our visitors.
Our Biodiversity Plan 2022
Date 1 September 2022
Our Director Dr Harry Watkins shares our new Biodiversity Plan - our commitment to addressing the challenges of conservation during the biodiversity crisis and transition to net zero.
Exploratree at St Andrews Botanic Garden
Date 11 August 2022
We are thrilled to open our new play area at St Andrews Botanic Garden!
Reaching Net Zero: Reducing our Carbon Emissions by 98%
Date 19 July 2022
We’re thrilled to be able to share a significant milestone as a Garden! Through a fundamental shift in our strategy and operations, we’ve achieved Net Zero carbon emissions - using just 2% of the energy than before implementing changes.
Great Big Bioblitz
Date 5 July 2022
This June, the Garden welcomed over 220 Primary School pupils to learn about science and wildlife as part of our Great Big Bioblitz events! Find out more about what they got up to!
A Reflection On Volunteering
Date 27 April 2022
Here Alison, who is part of both our Garden Nursery and Education volunteer groups, shares her thoughts on volunteering at the Garden.
A New Life For The Garden's Buildings
Date 24 February 2022
St Andrews Botanic Garden this week unveils plans to create new spaces for education, research and community in the heart of the Garden as part of the ongoing works to refresh the Garden’s plant collections and buildings.
Community Plants New Woodland
Date 23 February 2022
In honour of the recent COP26 conference in Glasgow, The St Andrews Forest, Meadows in the Making and the St Andrews Botanic Garden teams came together to host a three-day tree planting marathon.
Green Hay Day - How To Make A Meadow
Date 22 February 2022
Developing our meadows and enriching our green spaces in St Andrews is the aim of the Meadows in the Making project – and that is exactly what our volunteers have been doing learn more in this blog posting.