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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

20 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland
+44 131 552 7171
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“exotic plants” (51 reviews)
“rock garden” (163 reviews)
“glass house” (158 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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20 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland
Stockbridge & Dean Village
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+44 131 552 7171
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"exotic plants"
in 51 reviews
"rock garden"
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"glass house"
in 158 reviews
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in 173 reviews
"city centre"
in 151 reviews
"free entry"
in 107 reviews
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"different areas"
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"worth a visit"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed today

There's free entry to the gardens but you have to pay for the glasshouses. We arrived at 5 when they were closing at 6 but there were still lots of people enjoying the sunshine. There's a herb garden full of medicinal and edible plants and...More

Thank Aztecarts
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Reviewed yesterday

Our best part was by far the tropical greenhouses, which you have to pay for. The rest of the garden was very beautiful as well. The experience could be enhanced by an interactive portion, or an audio guide of the some areas. All in all...More

Thank Keven A
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Reviewed yesterday

These gardens are NOT to be missed. My daughter lives there and had never been. They are free and impecably well kept. Not a weed to be seen. All plants and trees were well marked and the terrain so interestingly done. The museum inside is...More

Thank jeffstravels123
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Be sure to give yourself about 2hours for this visit, lovely grounds well spread out great glass house displays, the squirrels will appreciate if you take some nuts for them, we had a great time our favourite was the plants of Nepal, would recommend a...More

Thank zakawakanaky
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the best botanical gardens we have ever visited, and it’s free. The grounds are just lovely. We visited in June and the rhododendrons were in full view. What a gorgeous sight. Make sure you see the Queen Mother’s Memorial Garden, it’s...More

Thank spitzy135
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The most spectacular Botanical Garden we have seen so far - and we have seen a few! No entrance fee for the garden itself, 6,50 per person for the (10) glass houses. Don't miss the stone garden at the east entrance! Much to see, plan...More

Thank AllaroundAsia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Been there a few time and always amazing time. Beautiful place and amazing flowers and green areas. Plenty to walk so you need a comfy shoes.

Thank Joanna C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Happy to have explored this gem of a garden. The grounds, glasshouses, and exhibits are worth the trip.

Thank Springtraveler06
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Even though we were visiting in early may we had a blast visiting the garden. The garden is huge so you can wander around and spend many hours there. Recommend for all ages, just beautiful.

Thank mmla2016
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We didn't enter the hothouses which charge an entry fee, but the gardens themselves are very nice for a wander, especially if the weather is kind.

Thank Alan H
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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
...More
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patsyglynn
9 June 2018|
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Response from Gemma R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Just search on google maps before you go.
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Emilie W
8 May 2018|
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Response from Anthea R | Reviewed this property |
Nope only guide/assistance dogs.
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