The Gateway Gallery is now awash with seaweeds!
Located on the first floor of the John Hope Gateway centre of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, the exhibition is free and open from 10am – 5:45pm daily, until 15th June 2014.
Gathered from the East Lothian coast between Gullane Bents and Tyninghame Beach, the sea flora pressings of Rhodophyta (reds), Chlorophyta (greens) and Phaeophyta (browns) are displayed primarily by colour along with some wonderful Victorian books on collecting seaweeds. The larger entrance display holds bolder specimens from wracks and kelps to edible laver and sea lettuce.
See my Gallery page for more details or go the ‘What’s On’ pages of the RBGE website.
I really liked and enjoyed your Sea Flora at the Botanics. I wondered if any of the pieces are for sale and if so, how much would they cost ?
I have returned to North Berwick after many years and was delighted to learn that you live here.
Some of my own seaweed searches were carried out from a sea kayak and the red ones are a particular favourite.
With my best wishes to you.