Botanic Gardens as Wellbeing Providers, with Simon Milne MBE (RBGE) (Plants and Our Health # 1)

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What do you think of when you hear ‘botanic gardens’? In the very first episode of Plants & Our Health, a new miniseries exploring how plants support human health and wellbeing, we discuss with Simon Milne MBE how botanic gardens are much more than collections of plants. Simon is Regius Keeper at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), an institution that, through its diversity of engagements ranging from science to community engagement, is critical to the wellbeing of the people of Scotland and the world.

‘Plants & Our Health’ is a brand new 10-part miniseries made in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and kindly supported with funding from the British Ecological Society. The first two episodes will explore the theme of ‘Plants & Our Mental Health’.

You can dig deeper into how RBGE supports our health and wellbeing on their website (https://www.rbge.org.uk/visit/health-and-wellbeing/). You can also keep up with Simon’s activities leading the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on Twitter @SimonMilne_RBGE.

Music is Wallpaper by Kevin MacLeod (Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4604-wallpaper; License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license)

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