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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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The Botanics offers visitors peace and tranquility amongst its stunning 72 acres in Edinburgh city centre. Founded in 1670, the Garden is acknowledged to be one of the finest in the world.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
20 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland
Stockbridge & Dean Village
+44 131 552 7171
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All reviews glass house rock garden plants and trees east gate terrace cafe chinese garden light show full bloom gardens are beautiful sunny day city centre free entry few hours different areas worth a visit great place to visit couple of hours
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really enjoyed this visit. Will certainly return and spend more time here. The glasshouses are well worth the £7 entry fee. They are amazing! Lots to see with a great cafe too. Free entry into the garden itself.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank YorkMax
Reviewed 3 days ago

an oasis in the midst of the Scottish capital, with lots to see and learn for the whole family, and a great coffee break

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tek391
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed spending several hours walking round here. The glasshouses are worth a visit and the botanic gardens themselves have plenty of trees and are not as manicured as other Botanical Gardens. The cafe was good for lunch too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Contrarian19
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Botanics are the perfect place to feel close to nature in the heart of the city, no matter what time of year there's always something to catch your eye. Love it here.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DaveDidStuff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my husband went here unfortunately it was snow and a bit slippy in places, if the weather had of been nicer this would of been lovely.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Missfussy1970
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure to take a few hours for the visit as the garden is very beautiful and will definitely inspire you to discover it! The staff is very friendly, they have good facilities and beautiful ensembles. We did not manage to visit the glasshouses as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CorneliusMFlorea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to a special Christmas event at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Absolutely wonderful. Thoroughly enjoyed the entire evening. They had a lighted pathway that wound through the Gardens. You went at your own pace. The plants and trees in the Gardens were lit in various...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes it is Winter but still Nice to walk around in this very Nice garden and bonus of the day was at chinese pavillion yes we watch for my first time in life out in nature the bird KINGFISH fantastic diver fantastic beautiful bird

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Oliensunny5644
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had planned on visiting here already, on street parking bays available around the Gardens, free parking on a Sunday! We mainly wanted to visit the Glasshouse, which was brilliant. In the summer I can imagine it being akin to the actual Rainforest!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank originalwoodster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are tired of visiting museums, this is a relaxing place, to be in greenery and smell flowers.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Stockbridge & Dean Village
Just downhill of New Town and attractively straddling
a river near the elegant Royal Botanic Garden, it’s
small wonder that Stockbridge became one of the city’s
first hip neighbourhoods. It’s now one of Edinburgh’s
most desirable, though many bohemian touches have
fallen away as its residents have matured and the area
has gentrified. Some second-hand shops cling on, but
mostly residents display refined tastes in basement
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Julia d
14 January 2019|
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Response from M3368DWjoec | Reviewed this property |
Yes by the west gate, it’s street parking but seemed a lot of spaces to park up.
19 December 2018|
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Response from Geoffreysm1th | Reviewed this property |
If you allow approximately one and half hours that should be adequate. Depending how many photos you stop and take!
Ann P
3 November 2018|
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Response from BonnieBunny | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking around the gardens which is free