Articles reflecting our commitment to conservation, environmental sensitivity and sustainability.

Two waters, three uses

There are two vital sources of water that feed The Botanist…
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The Botanist X Botanic Gardens Conservation International

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

On the face of it, biodiversity is simply the ecological variety…
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The Botanist Foundation - background

For a few years now we’ve been quietly investing in non-profit…
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Juniper Q & A

We catch up with our in-house forager James about the plight…
Phil Sharp Sailor

No Man is an Island

The Botanist Gin is made on the island of Islay, off the West…
Botanist is B corp

We are B Corp Certified

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

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

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

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

Working with the RSPB

The RSPB has been around since 1889 has over 200 nature reserves…
Islay wildflower verges

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.
The Case Against Foraging
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…

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?