Nye Hughes Studio is the practice of Edinburgh-based designer Nye Hughes. With deep and varied experience in creating informative and beautiful visitor interpretation, books and websites, the studio has particular expertise in the fine art sector as well as working with botanic gardens and conservation organisations.

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Book Design

With over 20 years of experience, the studio covers all aspects of the design and production of illustrated books and exhibition catalogues.



The book of a major art project that was undertaken by artist Ben Woodhams.

Chile Book Cover

Plants from the Woods and Forests of Chile

Botanical painting at its best, combined with fascinating descriptions of Chilean forest flora.

Cutting Away Front

Cutting Away: The Linocuts of Robert Gillmor

Work for the artist and printmaker Robert Gillmor SWLA, an expert in interpreting wildlife using linocut prints.


The Studio works with source material from scientists, conservationists, and horticulturists to produce engaging interpretation which communicates the importance of biodiversity and conservation to non-technical audiences.

Cicerbita Alpina conservation panel

Cicerbita Alpina conservation panels

Highlighting steps taken to conserve this endangered Scottish native plant.


Benmore Chilean Hillside

Interpretation to explain why there is a Chilean temperate rainforest growing on a Scottish hillside.

Nepal School Children reading panel

Biodiversity Education Garden, Nepal

Highlighting the importance of Nepalese plants to visitors and school groups in the National Botanical Garden Nepal.

Web design

We have delivered web projects with rich interaction – infographics, interactive maps and other innovative ways to simplify data and help visitors to engage with the content.

Chileanendemics rbge org uk

The Endemic Plants of Chile

A richly interative tool for exploring the Endemic Plants of Chile

Williamdalrymple com

William Dalrymple: Writer and historian – official website

The official website of the writer and historian.

Threatenedconifers rbge org uk

Threatened Conifers of the World website

A comprehensive resource of some of the world’s most threatened trees.