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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can walk around the gardens for free and see a lot! Or you can pay a decent price to see all the beautiful exotic plants within the greenhouses. Definitely worth the money. Would only pay to go in once though. But have visited the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SoifDeVivre01
Reviewed yesterday

A lovely walk on a cold day with some interesting winter plants and trees. A visit to the restaurant was in order due to the chilly day where we had a tasty mushroom and coriander soup with crusty bread and butter then out for another...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Johnofleeswood
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were fortunate to be invited to the Garden's Christmas Light Show. Ther were light displays, musical shows, food stops, photo spots, and even Santa Clause was there. It is worth the price of a ticket to enjoy fun family time.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joey C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful show and perfect music to go along. Lots of places to eat, drink and sit along the way. Would recommend

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ciaramm212
Reviewed 2 days ago

walked from farmers market in Stockbridge and had a wonderful time looking at all the flora! The queen Mothers Garden was lovely and the giant hedge and glasshouses are wonderful. give yourself several hours. Lunch was great too!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Susan V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An early Christmas present to see the Christmas light show in the gardens. Beautiful effects and totally enjoyable - even in the misty rain. Would highly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chiefmamasue
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place. Very well kept too. I'd definitely go back again. I've actually been about 5 times now and never get bored.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Leighf77
Reviewed 4 days ago

one of my favourite placesin Edinburgh. Get great views looking South to Arthur's Seat and the Pentlands. The Beech Hedge is absolutley magnificent. Had a great lunch there as well (service a bit slow)

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 61IanF2015
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The light show is very nice with plenty of different styles. There are a few shows timed with music as well. One disappointing thing was the food. The german currywurst was just a hotdog with chip shop curry sause and cost £5.50 but worst of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jamiesW2231LI
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are thinking of going to the Royal Botanic Garden then I would definitely recommend the evening sessions especially the Christmas specials. Suitable for anyone and a great evening for family visits and couples.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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Ann P
4 November 2018|
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Response from BonnieBunny | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking around the gardens which is free
Victoria G
6 September 2018|
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Response from cristinamdiaz | Reviewed this property |
I think there isnt´any playground there, but if your children like nature this is a good place to go for a walk.
Audrius G
24 August 2018|
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Response from Gomezzz8plus | Reviewed this property |
Now I found it: “Please note that only registered assistance dogs are permitted into the Garden and you may be asked to provide official ID as confirmation.” This on the Gardens homepage.