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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

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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.

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DAISY Fridays

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.