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Royal Botanic Garden

The Garden | 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland (Stockbridge)
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Type: Gardens
Activities: Picnicking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: The Royal Botanic Garden is about 2kms north of Princes Street. It is super and free although entry into the glasshouses is liable to be charged for... more »
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We went here in the spring time, at the gardens were budding. Will definatly be going back during the different seasons. A nice place to relax if your passing by.

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River Falls, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The gardens had plants from all over the world and was so peaceful though you are in the middle of Edinburgh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Lots of beautiful trees. The most interesting place for me, was Japan Garden part made with style and sense of Japan soul.

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South Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We spent 3 days in Edinburgh doing the basic tourist things and we made the Gardens one of those things. Glad we did! It was very pleasant walking the grounds but even better going into the greenhouse(s). There was a slight charge but well worth it. We saw a lot of exotic plants and got some ideas for our home... More

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The RBG is free for all, and while they do charge for entry into the enclosed Glass Buildings, this nominal fee would certainly not inhibit active gardening types/aficionados from paying. The grounds are simply world class, as are all the goods and services offered.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful gardens we have in Edinburgh. Free entry and a day to spend a picnic in. Walking round and seeing such lovely Scenery and plant life. Rockery gardens. Ponds and big green houses with tropical plants. Well worth a visit. You would certainly go again. Relax on the grass with a book, while taking in the beautiful views.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Loved the place everything so organised and beautiful..It is free but it is worth paying 5pounds to see 10 rooms with glass around where they grow many exotic trees and plants from all over the world..Really amazing!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Visited August 2013 The Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh are situated a short drive outside of the centre of Edinburgh by distance but actually driving there is a nightmare, as is all driving in Edinburgh. There is no specific parking for the gardens so you have to rely on street parking so this is pretty much down to chance. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The gardens were absolutely lovely! Well laid out with several different climates and zones represented from areas through out the world. In particular, we enjoyed the green houses, especially the water lilies! We had never seen such large ones before. Well worth the visit, if you go to Edinburgh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Amazingly well kept, huge gardens within a short bus ride of the city centre. It is a purely relaxing environment and you can walk for hours admiring all the different plant species. Free if you don't visit the glasshouse (which we didn't have time to do).

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