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Caley Talk: ‘A Lifetime in Alpines’ – Elspeth Mackintosh

5th March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“A Lifetime in Alpines”

Speaker: Elspeth Mackintosh

The story of Elspeth’s working life in the Alpine department at the Edinburgh Botanic Garden but is also a tale of more what can happen on entering  the horticultural world.

Originally trained as a biologist, Elspeth worked at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh for over 30 years as a horticulturist. Initially attached to the Rock and Woodland section, she developed a passion for alpines and moved to the Alpine department for the rest of her career. Elspeth was responsible for the whole Alpine section, managing the display areas, the large plant collections and plant propagation for both Alpine and the Rock/Woodland area.


This season our talks will take place in-person only as we do not have the facility to live-stream them.  Where possible, we will record the talks and the recording will be made available on the members’ page of the website as soon after the talk as possible.

The talks will take place in the Lecture Theatre at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. All talks will begin at 7.30pm. Our talks are free and are open to non-members.  No need to book, just come along on the day. All we ask is that you make a small donation at the door or perhaps buy a raffle ticket if you can.  For those who have not attended a lecture at RBGE before, entry is via the main reception: 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR (not far from the East Gate).


5th March
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lecture Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
20a Inverleith Row
Edinburgh, EH3 5LR United Kingdom
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