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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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Tigard, Oregon
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Gardens are well maintained, diverse and peaceful. Do recommend buying tickets for the greenhouses, as exploring them is an unforgettable experience.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A nice easy walk from the centre and a lovely view of Edinburgh once you get there. A café with a good selection of snacks and a coffee bar in the gardens. A nice calm location

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

i wasnt motivated to walk under the rain but the little ive seen was very nice =) actually i sat inside and looked at some documentary near an exposition about african and asian culture

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Unless you are a botanist or an expert in plants, consider taking an audio-guide or joining a guided tour. As in many other cases, the less touristic, the better. It is an oasis of peace and tranquility close to the center of the town. And it is very well preserved indeed!

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Salem, Massachusetts
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Avery beautiful place with extensive gardens both inside and out to walk through with waterfalls and very scenic views to take pictures..

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We visited the gardens today, myself, my husband and our 10 year old daughter. We drove and parking was easy at the side of the street and free on a Sunday. We entered through the east gate and took a picnic with us. Nice relaxing sunny day.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

A wonderful day for an outing - for the whole family. Excellent facilities in all respects especially if the weather is good - but you do need a dry day..

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Port Colborne, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful garden of flora an fauna. The highlight was the Queen Mother's Memorial Garden. The little protective porch was decorated entirely of sea shells for the walls and pine cones on the ceiling. What a picture taking event. Strolling through the gardens could take as little time or a long a time as you have to see everything.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This place is awesome, I love my garden but when you visit here you learn to really appreciate it. The variety of flowers and plants on display is overwhelming and they are all well maintained. A great place to spend a peaceful and tranquil day

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Hayling Island
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We visited with a group of 42 after a rather disappointing morning at the zoo. The entrance of the Royal Botanic Garden alone is breathtaking and the shop enticing with lovely quality items on sale. We made for the glasshouses as we'd paid £3.50 to see them - the garden itself is free! We were not disappointed as the glasshouses,... More

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