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Royal Botanic Garden

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.

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Royal Botanic Garden

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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Garden Acreage: 72

Open Times: All year, Daily, 10:00-18:00, (16:00 Nov to Jan)

Price Details: Entry to Garden is Free. Admission charge applies for Glasshouses.

Arrival information and directions

Address: Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EdinburghEH3 5LR, United Kingdom

One mile north of city centre, off the A902, withentrances on Inverleith Row and Arboretum Place.

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