Nearly 273,000 individual plants grow at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, representing over 13,000 different plant species from around the world. Founded in 1670, this garden plays an important role in a global network of institutions working to ensure that our planet’s biodiversity does not erode any further. Take a walk through this plant kingdom and explore the garden’s collection of orchids, tropical palms, cycads, ferns, and water lilies, to name just a few. The garden also includes a herbarium, housing over three million specimens of preserved plants. Many events are hosted here throughout the year, including special live performances, guided tours, and temporary exhibits. Hours depend on th time of year, so it's good to confirm in advance. Before you head to Edinburgh, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Edinburgh trip planner, to make sure you see all that Edinburgh has to offer, including Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh reviews
I visited The Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh (1670). The garden celebrated 350 years in existence. The weather was nice and cool, hence strolling around would be a pleasure. The main gate is the...
I visited The Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh (1670). The garden celebrated 350 years in existence. The weather was nice and cool, hence strolling around would be a pleasure. The main gate is the... more »
It is free to enter and you can get a bus to the entrance from the city centre. There are public toilets and also two cafes inside. The glass houses are closed which was disappointing, but it is...
It is free to enter and you can get a bus to the entrance from the city centre. There are public toilets and also two cafes inside. The glass houses are closed which was disappointing, but it is... more »
One of the nicest places in Edinburgh. We had a little picnic on the lawn and it was beautiful. So many interesting plants and very aesthetically pleasing. Large enough to be peaceful and spacious without being so large that it’s really tiring to walk around. There are maps at the major intersections. They also do ‘Christmas at the Botanics’ in December, which is a wonderful event and the perfect photo op.
This place is lovely to visit, even if your not into plants it's so colourful and peaceful in parts of it. Great place to switch off and unwind for a few hours As long as its booked in advance mobile scooters are available for the disabled as well at no cost. Although you can pay a £5 donation if your so inclined. There is a nice outside cafe to get good coffee from as well with a reasonable amount of seating available. Only caveat for next couple of years at least is the glass houses won't be open as a major renovation will be on going for this period at least. So don't expect access to any of them for now. Overall it's well worth a visit though.
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