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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 210 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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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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148 reviews 148 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

You can while away hours here, just enjoy the views, or the spectacular gardens, acres to walk around. Then, there is the glasshouses, ok you have to pay to go in them, but well worth it. You can have a warm up in there as well. Easily accessible by bus from princes street. The fact that it is free means... More

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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

A favourite escape from the noise of the city, very tranquil and peaceul, lots to explore and a lot of work goes into maintaining all the greenery, its a beautiful oasis in the city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a lovely space in walking distance from the City Centre. I wish our garden was as well kept. The whole site is easily accessed. Unfortunately due to the strong winds the green houses were closed due to broken glass. However this did not spoil our time around the gardens. There is so much to see around the whole site... More

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Norwich England
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This was a definite visit for us, the Alpine house has the National Collection and is not to be missed, although visiting in the summer, it was raining, a Scottish summer shall we say, it was an event not to be missed. After the bustle of the fringe this was welcome tranquility. We spent 3 blissful hours wandering and got... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, fun and educational highly recommended. Great way to spend an afternoon, my friend is studying horticulture so she spends alot of time there. I go with her as often as I can.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Stunning gardens and beautiful shop,lots of lovely wee touches inside and out,a special place .easy access but sadly can't take your dogs in even on a lead.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This is the best botanic garden I've ever seen. It is about 200 years old and the plants and trees have had plenty of time to fill in. There are 10 greenhouses (admission charge) which are the best-maintained I've ever seen. There is not one dead leaf on the ground and you can see orchids, cycads, lily ponds, huge ferns... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We tried to visit the Botancis on Tuesday. There was a hurricane forecast. However, Tuesday was a lovely day, a little windy but not stormy. I think it was poor of them to shut the gardens in such a pro-active way.

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Daylesford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

These gardens are simply BEAUTIFUL. And in addition, they are both a great venue for focused cultivation and themed planting 3 recommendations !) The Chinese mountain garden is landscaped to take you gradually through layers of plants 2) The dry garden is a genuine inspiration as we all think of Climate Change 3) The serenity of the Garden to remember... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

A quite dramatic eating space with a really attractive terrace overlooking the Botannic Garden. Not a large menu but the quality of the food surprises. If the sun is shining it is difficult to think of a more pleasant place to lunch than this cafe /restaurant. Parking is no problem; the views to die for. Be warned though: the service... More

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