The Sibbald Trust is an independent charitable Trust based at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. In general, Sibbald supports work, activities or matters that would not necessarily have had funding from the Garden; its trustees liaise with Garden management in assessing some grant applications, but maintain independence of thought and deed.
History & Background
In 1978 the Edinburgh Botanic Garden Trust was registered as a charitable trust in the names of Sir George Taylor, formerly Director of Kew Gardens, and Mr B.L. Burtt, a just retired member of the Edinburgh Garden scientific staff. Its aim, as an independent trust, was to provide the Garden with supplementary support for any of its many botanical or horticultural interests. In 1986, the designation of the trust was altered to Edinburgh Botanic Garden (Sibbald) Trust. This was to avoid any possible confusion with the government-appointed Board of Trustees of the Garden who took up office in the same year. Today, the Trust is known simply as the Sibbald Trust.
The Sibbald Trust
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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