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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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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

The gardens are not physically a huge space, but as soon as we stepped through the gate, we could tell we were in for a treat. Outstanding layouts of the different garden areas - Scottish woodland, rock garden, long border, trial area, to mention a...More

Thank Ian K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The gardens are wonderful for a leisure stroll, picnic, study session, nap. I love plants but not interested enough to visit the glasshouses. Enjoyed the free grounds & wonderful vista.

Thank NChuk
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a few hours to spare during a Fringe weekend so visited the gardens. Well laid out with a good variety of plants and trees. The palm houses are worth paying for but the main park is free. Children will love this place as it...More

Thank richard_vaal
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A bit of the typical tourist trail but not to be missed. Gardens are free except for some greenhouse exhibitions. Was one of my favorite spots when I lived in Edinburgh 20+ years ago. Just as good now, but the hedges are even bigger. Make...More

Thank valsoar
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was my second time in the Garden, I had been there in April a few months ago and I went back this July with a friend. I found the place pretty much the same but with a few things I didn't remember, the edible...More

Thank ThystVB
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited the Botanic Gardens on the Edinburgh Bus Tour. Beautiful Gardens and a lovely place for a quiet relaxing walk

Thank johngkrowan
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place as is not very busy, less so than the centre but I am surprised because it's so beautiful, nice to do if you live their and someone comes and visits you or just a good spot to read, would recommend catching a bus...More

Thank Verity S
Reviewed 4 days ago

With more than 70 acres to explore and 28 glass houses, the Edinburgh Botanical Garden is a great place to spend a couple of extra hours while in the city. You can easily get there by bus (Lothian Buses 8, 23 or 27) or if...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic variety of gardens, beautifully curated. Great views of the city and plenty of quiet areas to retreat to. Must see.

Thank okietravel918
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is always nice to stroll in these gardens, I wish the greenhouse would be free too. I prefer the Glasgow Botanics, but this is nice too. Maybe the Edinburgh has more closed off spaces.

Thank Titanilla 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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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
12 June 2017|
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Response from cory1776 | Reviewed this property |
Thin skinned, much?
Tea G
27 May 2017|
Response from HHH666Y | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no idea - we stayed quite near so went on foot. I would imagine plenty of buses go there.