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Indian Plants Trail at Royal Botanical Garden, Edinburgh - 6 August 2017

INDIAN PLANTS TRAIL in Royal Botanical Garden, Edinburgh

70 Years of India's Independence

On 6th August 2017, the 'Indian Plant Trail’, was officially launched by High Commissioner of India to UK H.E. Mr Y.K Sinha on his maiden visit to the Royal Botanical Garden, Edinburgh (RBGE) as part of a succession of events to mark 70 years of India's freedom.

Prominent Indian community and Botanic officials witnessed the launch ceremony. A small Reception was hosted by Nari Kallyan Sangho ladies in Rosburgh cottage (RBGE). High Commissioner also planted a tree in memory of this special event, near the cottage after the Reception.

As a tribute to 70 year of India' s independence celebrations, for the first time, the Consulate General of India in Edinburgh was part of the mapping of all Indian plants which were brought by British from India from time to time and have been planted in Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh over the years.

The mobile app was also launched by the High Commissioner of India, on 6 August 2017. The ' Indian Plant Trail' was available for free view the month of August. A guided tour was also arranged. So far Royal Botanic garden, Edinburgh have identified and mapped with description and photos around 170 species of plants from India. Happy India Plant Trail.

Long Live India - Scotland relationship.

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