Basic Site Details

Name: Royal Botanic Garden, glasshouses
Town, district or village: Inverleith
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Consulting engineers LR Creasy (Structural), A McDougall, T Dowie (mechanincal and electrical)

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 4Royal Botanic Garden, exhibition plant houses  
Item 2 of 4Royal Botanic Garden, greenhouses  
Item 3 of 4Royal Botanic Garden, hothouses  
Item 4 of 4Royal Botanic Garden, plant houses  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51962  Commission Date
Item 2 of 519631968Plans dated 
Item 3 of 519631965Plans drawn upDesign period
Item 4 of 519651967Build/constructionDates from DOCOMOMO fiche DW
Item 5 of 51969 Won award or awardsCivic Trust Award


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 5Allan PendreighArchitectA19631968Responsible for the actual design as architect with the Department of the Environment with George Pearce and John Johnson.
Item 2 of 5George Albert Henry PearceArchitectA19631968With John Johnson - as architects for the Department of the Environment
Item 3 of 5H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceA19631968With Pearce and Johnson as architects in charge.
Item 4 of 5John JohnsonArchitectA19631968With George Pearce - as architects for the Department of the Environment
Item 5 of 5L R Creasy A19651967Worked as a consultant for the Plant Exhibtion Houses with George A H Pearce


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp576
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp29, p163
Item 3 of 3Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p72-3

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building1 December 1967  p85-6 [photos and plans]

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSG A H Pearce collection DC 44756-44818, DC 44847-44860, DC 448101, DC 4475658
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive Acc No 2005/180
Item 3 of 3Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore128309