Painful truths, surprising revelations and fresh perspectives on humanity’s complex relationships with the botanical world emerge from our exhibition Silent Archive.

International artists reveal the archives of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) in new ways, challenging us to discover hidden narratives and hear long-ignored voices that are preserved in our collections.

Significant works that tell stories of scientific discoveries, colonial histories and cultural heritage are displayed for the first time. Plant artistry, photography, music and more help convey how these archives shape our view of history, whose past they represent and how they might inspire change.

Presented by Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh