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Royal Botanic Garden

Address: The Garden | 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland (Stockbridge)
Phone Number: 44-131-552-7171
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Ranked #6 of 194 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Picnicking
Fee: No
Owner description: 70 acres of beautifully manicured lawns and flowers: a perfect outing...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Picnicking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 70 acres of beautifully manicured lawns and flowers: a perfect outing for a sunny afternoon.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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180 reviews 180 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Park near but not inside downtown Edinburgh is a nice getaway from the city. Lots of room to roam, quiet with long views of the countryside. Visitor center with food/beverage offerings and clean restrooms.

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Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

It is always a pleasure to wander through the gardens and enjoy a bit of peace and fresh air - no matter what the time of year. Not to mention to also appreciate the flora and watch how it changes throughout the seasons.

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Dingwall, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It's one of those places where you can just stroll or sit about, if you want (weather permitting) or you can immerse yourself in botanic knowledge. Or any point in between. The glass houses are worth a look and the electronic commentary is very informative. Then again, you can just relax and enjoy the plants.

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Larkhall, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We visited the gardens for the first time and although it was a cold day in January there were still things to see. Some of the alpine plants were flowering and the garden itself was well laid out and interesting

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Tayport. Fife
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit at any time of the year. Lots of lovely walks. Great photo opportunities. Nice cafe. Very family friendly

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

As u enter gates r artistically done.the garden is so big& neat with large no of plants & different types of trees plus an old follicle a of tree.green house is such an interesting place.overall experience is overwhelming.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful gardens in which you can loose yourself on a nice day. Wonderfully peaceful and tranquil and, although busy, you never felt surrounded by people. The layout is well thought out and the planting is superb. The trees are monumental and the whole area flows beautifully.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A must-visit in Edinburgh for tourists and locals alike. Love to visit in all seasons. Only downside is that it has to close if it's windy so do call ahead if there's a breeze (we've been caught out twice). Great place for everyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We took our three year old grand daughter and had great time. Plenty of space to run around freely. When it gets cold go into the hot house, fascinating plants and fun for kids . Look at fish in the ponds and hide in the jungle! Good choices of places to eat as well. I would recommend the cafe with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

What a great way to spend an afternoon! I went during the summer, which seems like the best time to go.

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