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Royal Botanic Garden

Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH3 5LR

Royal Botanic Garden

Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH3 5LR

Visit Scotland's Premier Garden

The Royal Botanic Garden, known locally as the `Botanics´, was established way back in 1670 and is Scotland´s premier garden. Tender plants are an important part of the Living Collections and the Glasshouses featuring Britain´s tallest Palm House, is a haven for botanical wonders in ten climate zones. Discover some of the world´s oldest plants in the Orchid & Cycad House.The world´s largest collection of vireya rhododendrons are on display in the Peat and Rock House. Visit the award-winning John Hope Gateway visitor centre.

Royal Botanic Garden is part of the following Travel Ideas:

Ten of the best autumn walks by Natalie French

"The Botanics is great place to while away a beautiful autumn day. Escape the bustle of the city and sign yourself up for one of the daily garden walks, with one of the expert Garden Guides. This way you’re guaranteed to spot all the seasonal delights, as well as hear the tales of the intrepid adventures behind the plants that are grown. Daily Garden Walks run daily until 31st October, 11am & 2pm, £5."

10 Places for a Romantic Rendezvous in Edinburgh by Natalie French

"The Botanic Gardens offer the perfect spot for a romantic stroll or the chance to walk off any sniff of a hangover. Marvel at the monkey puzzle trees; chill in the Chinese hillside garden or raise your temperatures in the stunning Victorian glass house, home to some of the largest palms in Britain. Take note from the locals and head to the John Hope Gateway Restaurant, for a cracking brunch spot. Phone ahead to reserve a seat on the terrace for a beautiful green vista to accompany a mean Scottish Breakfast including extras like Hornigs West Lothian black pudding, haggis and tattie scone."

Information on Royal Botanic Garden , Inverleith Row , Edinburgh

Opening Times: All year, Daily, 10:00-18:00, (16:00 Nov to Jan)
Admission: Entry to Garden is Free. Admission charge applies for Glasshouses.
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: No
Location: One mile north of city centre, off the A902, withentrances on Inverleith Row and Arboretum Place.
Facilities: Coaches Welcome, Full Disabled Access, Guided Tours (for pre-booked groups), Plants for Sale, Shop, Restaurant (for pre-booked groups), Cafe, Coffee Bar
Garden Acreage: 72

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Review of Royal Botanic Garden

Posted on by David PCustomer visited Aug 2012

Amazing, well worth a visit. Beautifully laid out and maintained. Wide variety of quite exotic plants and environments. Went with wife, and spent a most enjoyable two hours wandering about. Easy to get to.

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