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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)
“green houses” (79 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
20 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland
Stockbridge & Dean Village
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been to this the last couple of years. It’s not a cheap night but always really enjoyed it and thought those designing the experience were using the surroundings to try to do something special. Pretty disappointed this year. There was no big finale or set...More

Thank Donna R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Poor value for money. No interactive pieces, lacked wow factor, no real theme and tacky hotdog stalls ruined the display at the palm house.

Thank WeeBeats
Reviewed yesterday

This i would highly recommend. The light show is so magical, it just got better and better with each corner we turned. I took photos, but they don’t do it justice. The colours and sounds you have to experience for real. Would definite recommend for...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited with friends for Early dinner, got Christmas menu, service very poor as it wasn’t that busy when we arrived, we had to ask to be served after 20 minutes. When a few of us got served our main course it was cold, my friend...More

Thank Tracy M
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful gardens well worth a visit. We had a relaxing summer picnic here and will go back whenever we are in Edinburgh.

Thank AB12581
Reviewed yesterday

you can't miss it. Many impressive specimen we did not think hardy enough for this latitude. Wonderful greenhouses with tropical essences.

Thank GianLuca S
Reviewed 2 days ago

As a one off experience I have to say that this was quite magical and both myself and my partner loved the guided walk around the gardens. My only concern was that it was over-priced. (£15.00 per head) I don't really think it was the...More

1  Thank big-murdo
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great event, staff really friendly and helpful. Light show excellent. Especially loved the choir of trees, the hedge of lights and the waltz music with the glasshouse. The mulled wine helped too!

Thank mrsw2015
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited this last night and we decidedly underwhelmed by the whole thing. Perhaps my expectations were too high but at the price I would have expected far more in the way of coordinated music and lighting

1  Thank Rubytuesday2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a great place to go! I was able to walk through the gardens in an afternoon, when I was going through the gardens there were some interactive gardening activities happening. I love the labyrinth for the queen mum.

Thank Mckenzieem
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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Benjamin B
6 November 2017|
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Response from Scottkelly53 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry not able to answer that question. Best to email the gard3ns direct. Enjoy if you visit.
2 October 2017|
Response from ThisIsMyOpinion2 | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for delay. Don't know if you are still interested or if it's too late, but I can confirm that at least half are open to the public. They are charging half price as a result
3 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