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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Nearly 273,000 individual plants grow at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, representing over 13,000 different plant species from around the world. Founded in 1670, this garden plays an important role in a global network of institutions working to ensure that our planet’s biodiversity does not erode any further. Take a walk through this plant kingdom and explore the garden’s collection of orchids, tropical palms, cycads, ferns, and water lilies, to name just a few. The garden also includes a herbarium, housing over three million specimens of preserved plants. Many events are hosted here throughout the year, including special live performances, guided tours, and temporary exhibits. Hours depend on th time of year, so it's good to confirm in advance. Before you head to Edinburgh, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Edinburgh trip planner, to make sure you see all that Edinburgh has to offer, including Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
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  • LOVED our visit here. Such a huge, fabulously laid out botanic garden. I do a lot of work for a botanic garden down south - this was 100% better! Great walks, wonderful plants and trees, the food... 
    LOVED our visit here. Such a huge, fabulously laid out botanic garden. I do a lot of work for a botanic garden down south - this was 100% better! Great walks, wonderful plants and trees, the food...  more »
  • The blooms have bloomed and the glasshouses are closed for repairs but on a busy, hot Festival day this 70 acre space is the perfect retreat. Entrance is free . With a £1 map, you are garden ready....  more
    The blooms have bloomed and the glasshouses are closed for repairs but on a busy, hot Festival day this 70 acre space is the perfect retreat. Entrance is free . With a £1 map, you are garden ready....  more »
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  • One of the nicest places in Edinburgh. We had a little picnic on the lawn and it was beautiful. So many interesting plants and very aesthetically pleasing. Large enough to be peaceful and spacious without being so large that it’s really tiring to walk around. There are maps at the major intersections. They also do ‘Christmas at the Botanics’ in December, which is a wonderful event and the perfect photo op.
  • Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Highly accessible, we were able to call and reserve a mobility scooter on the day ( Saturday). They have about 8 available plus I saw at least 4 wheelchairs. Well signposted accessible routes. Gardens are lovely. It was just a shame the glasshouses were closed for refurbishment but plenty of other things to see.

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