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New alpine greenhouse to be built at Edinburgh Botanic GardensWhile the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh is already highly regarded for its incredible palette of fauna from all over the world, it is set to play host to a brand new and innovative project, designed exclusively to safeguard the growth of alpine plants.

The proposal is a unique glass house, believed to cost in the region of £200,000 set to open to the public next spring. It will offer the perfect environment for plants to flourish after being planted in tufa, a form of limestone. It is hoped that should the project be a success, it could help the conservation of alpine plants from all over the planet.

Despite the institution pioneering the growth of wild-collected alpines for around 140 years, limited space has meant that many of the varieties have been unable to go on display. However, with the new glass house, these beautiful and vibrant plants will be available for the viewing public, including anyone staying in the hotels in Edinburgh, to enjoy.

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