Gallery: Edinburgh’s Gorgeous John Hope Garden Gateway Wins 2011 Sustai...

The building's educational facilities include many interactive displays that allow visitors to learn about the garden's research and conservation work in Scotland.

Officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen in April 2010, the John Hope Gateway just won the 2011 RICS Annual Sustainability Award thanks to its use of low-energy, waste-reducing sustainable systems. The building’s high-tech design incorporates passive building strategies as well as energy-generating renewable systems such as a biomass boiler, solar thermal and photovoltaic panels, and a wind turbine. The building’s name honors the Scottish surgeon and leading botanist who was responsible for unifying parts of the gardens.


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