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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh



Discover the wonders of the plant kingdom in Scotland's Premier Garden. Plants from around the world are displayed in over 28 hectares of beautifully landscaped grounds.

Amazing Glasshouses.

Featuring Britain's tallest Palm House - leads you on a trail of discovery through tropical and temperate regions of the world. See the cycads - plants from the time of the dinosaurs - spectacular exotics and everyday essentials.

The Rock Garden.

The world famous Rock Garden contains a wealth of botanical treasures - marsh orchids, lilies and campanulas to name a few.

Herbaceous Border.

Wonderful blooms stretch along one of Britain's most impressive beech hedges.

Woodland Gardens & Arboretum.

Stroll among the magnificent trees - oaks, limes, maples and rowans - and the colourful flowering plants. In autumn thousands of gentians form a sea of blue.

The Chinese Hillside.

A Chinese hillside - complete with wild water-ravine - in the middle of Edinburgh! Come and see the unrivalled collection of wild origin Chinese plants. You'll be surprised at how many you recognise!

Azalea Lawn.

Highly scented, colourful azaleas and rhododendrons compete for your attention.

Alpine collection.

In a courtyard near the impressive Victorian Palm House is the famous alpine collection. Look out for gems like pleione, orchids, primulas and tulips.

Queen Mother's Memorial Garden.

An inspirational tribute to a much-loved royal featuring an 18th century-style grotto.


  • Demonstration Garden, great ideas for your garden at home.
  • Terrace Cafe
  • Guided Tours, The Garden's secret treasures revealed on an exciting walk with our expert staff, Daily at 11am and 2pm from April to September.
  • Botanics Shop.
  • Exhibitions and Events.
  • John Hope Gateway visitor centre.
  • Gateway Restaurant.
  • Facilities for the disabled.
  • No animals, except guide dogs, admitted.
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    Entrances: East Gate [Inverleith Row] and West Gate [Arboretum Place]Off the A902, one mile north of the city centre. Regular bus services to the East Gate, Inverleith Row. On-street parking at the West Gate, Arboretum Place.

    Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Postcode for SatNav: EH3 5LR

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    +44 (0)1315 527 171
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    +44 (0)1312 482 901
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    20A Inverleith Row
    Edinburgh
    Lothian
    EH3 5LR










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