Ban Ra Vatavaran Project

A Celebration of over 200 Years of Biodiversity Research in Nepal and Scotland

Discover a Scotland/Nepal relationship spanning over two centuries.

Meet Nepali-Scottish Artists and scientists.

Learn about the Scottish Explorer-Surgeon-Naturalist Dr.Francis Buchanan Hamilton

“Father of Nepalese Botany’ who during a year in theKathmanduValleyin 1802-1803 spent his

time recording and collecting over a thousand plant species.

Enjoy an exhibition of a selection of exquisite coloured drawings of trees and epiphytes

drawn by Buchanan-Hamilton’s Indian assistant, a talented yet sadly un-named, Botanical

Artist fromCalcutta

Participate in traditional Nepali Craft Workshop