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Royal Botanic Garden

The Garden | 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland (Stockbridge)
44-131-552-7171
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Ranked #8 of 197 attractions in Edinburgh
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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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Still plenty to see in the gardens even in March and you get a better idea of the structures throughout the gardens. The glass houses are, as ever, fabulous.

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Tayport. Fife
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Have visited here on many occasions, as a keen photographer, I could spend all day here, the range of plants, flowers etc in immense.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I have always taken this place for granted, which is wrong. It is huge, beautiful and full of interesting and surprising things to see. Most of it is free too. Avoid the terrible new restaurant and you will be fine.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Take a picnic and let the kids explore feed the swans chase the squirels viset queen mothers garden have a great time

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Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We had a really lovely day at the Royal Botanic Garden. It's (obviously) best dome on a warm day, but if the weather turns while you're there you can pay £5 to go into the glasshouses and see the more tropical plants.

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, expansive, free to the public. This is a place you could visit every day. Highly recommended.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed a nice afternoon in this place. I can be relax and also comfortable. Hopefully, I can be with my friend to enjoy the time here next time.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Particularly enjoyed the alpine displays, the very impressive beech hedge and especially the glasshouses as the weather was foul and it was early in the year anyway for many of the outdoor plants. The exhibits are very well cared for and well organised into habitats with the orchids and tender rhododendrons a particular favourite as many had a heady scent.... More

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Welling, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Went along to the gardens, out of season, so not much to see, There was a garden show taking place of spring flowers, that was nice to see, bit on the small size,

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Enjoyed a couple of hours here and will go back when more of the flowers are out. £5 each to go into glasshouses and well worth it. Could easily have spent longer here as there was so much we didn't see. Used terrace café which was very nice but will try the restaurant next time

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