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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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“glass house” (150 reviews)
“rock garden” (148 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

The layout of the garden area was well designed and exceeded my expectations. I was impressed by the champion trees, the enormous hedge, the student gardens, but most of all the rock garden. I hope to return, because it is a gem. The greenhouses were...More

Thank AKTraveler2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to be a regular visitor here and for some reason haven't been back for a long time. I would have to say that there have been a large umber of improvements, the visitor centre and restaurant at the West Gate are excellent (a...More

Thank Frequenter-50
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful grounds, very nice vegetable garden with tasty berries, all very calm. Lovely glass houses. We spent a few very agreable hours with the kids. A to do in Edinburgh.

Thank gabitzo
Reviewed 1 week ago

These gardens are a treat and a peaceful place to escape the city Buzz. Perfect for kids to let off steam or oldies to sit and watch the squirrels and birds.

Thank 405Ann
Reviewed 1 week ago

It seems a lifetime ago that I lived beside the Botanical Gardens and took it for granted and it must be at least 10 years since I last visited but I drive past it every time I visit my daughter so over the years watched...More

Thank holland21
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are better botanical gardens, but with its new visitor centre and breadth of plants, this is definitely worth a wander.

Thank PeteLucy434
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time after living in Edinburgh for ten years. I can not believe I had not been before! We went for a walk around the grounds, it was a warm day but as it was mid week it was quiet. Was very well taken care...More

Thank suzy c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great and it's Free!! Lots of paths and areas to walk in. They have a great cafe and gift shop to. Well worth a visit.

Thank Gjfel
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think I came with high expectations after reading these reviews. The gardens are beautifully cared for and it is a quiet spot to wander . But apart from a border or two there was disappointingly little colour, unlike many gardens in England for example....More

Thank therapina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately, two of the three glasshouses were closed when we visited, so the price had been discounted. The grounds are well-kept and labeled with care; the range of plants is amazing. We enjoyed a delicious lunch in the restaurant, where the greens and vegetables are...More

Thank Dyan P
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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2 July 2017|
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Response from Moamamike | Reviewed this property |
They may do this in their restaurant at the main entrance. Check if they are on-line
11 June 2017|
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Response from Martyn D | Reviewed this property |
We visited in June. To my knowledge this is not winter