ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN PLANT HOUSES, EDINBURGH

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Ceremonies
  • Construction and engineering
  • Environment, the

Genres:

  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • Campbell Harper Productions

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN PLANT HOUSES, EDINBURGH

Reference number: 2031

Date: 1967c

Sponsor: COI / Ministry of Public Building and Works

Production company: Campbell Harper Films Ltd.

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13.40 mins

Description: The planning and construction of the new plant houses for Edinburgh's botanical gardens, and the Royal opening by Princess Margaret.

Shotlist: Credits (0.08); Over shots of Edinburgh, zooming in on the Botanic Gardens (0.19); Shots of library and planning department of the new plant houses showing the plan for the building; Orchids, Ferns, Aquatic (tropical) temperate plants, Aquatics, Cacti (2.23); Model and photos of the new plans (3.50); Shots of the work in construction and the finished version (7.13); Shots of the equipment in operation and the plants are moved in; Interior and exterior shots of the new plant house (8.38); Princess Margaret arrives with contingent and is met by Lord Winterbottom who presents Dr Fletcher, the regius keeper of the garden and Mr Pearce, the superintending architect of the new house. Shots of the presentations and a tour of the building, Princess Margaret plants a tree (11.36); Shots of the maintenance staff checking the points for maintenance (12.37); Shots of the final handing over of the plans and charts (12.50); Shots of new plant house being visited by the public (13.09); Long shots of house and Edinburgh (13.27); Credits (13.40)