Basic Site Details

Name: Royal Botanic Garden, offices, herbarium and library
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Office  
Item 2 of 2Library  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Inverleith Row  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219601964Build/construction 
Item 2 of 219621964Build/constructionA three storey building to be constructed by the Ministry of Works to house the Herbarium and Library of the Royal Botanic Garden. The design has been approved by the Royal Fine Art Commision for Scotland. Cosntruction expected to begin in June 1962 and finished by early 1964.

People

Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practice 19601964 
Item 2 of 2Robert Saddler  1960 *1964... of MoPBW

* earliest date known from documented sources.


References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp576
Item 2 of 2Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p589

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder2 March 1962  p478
Item 2 of 2Builder3 July 1964  p3

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore Canmore ID 128409. Collection of photos including photos of models