Sustainability Features

What does sustainability mean to us? As a B-Corp company, we take our commitment to protecting the environment seriously. More on positive change here.

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Welcome to Clavijero Botanic Garden

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"I have a bias towards orchids," says Milton Diaz, curator…
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The Botanist X Botanic Gardens Conservation International

The Botanist joins forces with BGCI to further the conservation…
6 minute read
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What is biodiversity and why should we care?

On the face of it, biodiversity is simply the ecological variety…
5 minute read
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The Botanist Foundation - Background

We’ve been quietly investing in non-profit environmental, educational,…
8 minute read
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Juniper Q & A

We catch up with our in-house forager James about the plight…
6 minute read
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We are B Corp Certified

After a rigorous, year-long submission process, we are delighted…
6 minute read
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Tuning into Birdsong

It was a bright but coats-on day in early summer when we took…
7 minute read
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Behind the scenes at the Botanical Gardens

On a rainy Tuesday this Winter, our team from Islay went to meet…
6 minute read
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Juniper Conservation - James' Winter Work

Our home correspondent Kate Hannett tags along with James Donaldson,…
7 minute read

Working with the RSPB

The RSPB has been around since 1889 has over 200 nature reserves…
6 minute read
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All About The Verges

A report from Islay Natural History Trust about their two year study of wildflowers and pollinators living on the verges, funded by The Botanist Foundation.
6 minute read
The Case Against Foraging

The Case Against Foraging - a big read

7 minute read
Is Foraging Sustainable? A Conservationist's Perspective - Dave Winnard
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The Twite, the Cordgrass, and the Forager

Dave Winnard of Discover the Wild  joined us in Islay for a…
5 minute read

Is drinking sustainable? A maker's perspective

In these doom laden times just how sustainable is our intoxication with the intoxicating? Can we have our dram and drink it?
7 minute read
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RSPB Foraging Walk along the woodland trail

Mark and Dave set out on a foraging walk with a group of sixteen guests along the Woodland Trail starting out from the RSPB Loch Gruinart Visitor Centre.
6 minute read
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