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Royal Botanic Garden

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Address: The Garden | 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-552-7171
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Picnicking
Description: 70 acres of beautifully manicured lawns and flowers: a perfect outing for...
70 acres of beautifully manicured lawns and flowers: a perfect outing for a sunny afternoon.
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Visited on a whim when I had a spare couple of hours to spare and had that morning read about the Amorphophallus titanum in the newspaper so it seemed a perfect way to fill the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Visited on a whim when I had a spare couple of hours to spare and had that morning read about the Amorphophallus titanum in the newspaper so it seemed a perfect way to fill the time. Very glad I did as had a happy hour or so pottering around the glasshouses enjoying the various plants and flowers. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful gardens and everything is so well marked. The exhibitions are very informative and quite enlightening. We visited the Terrace Cafe and the cake and scone we bought were the worst we've ever had and the place was filthy.

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great place for a wee wander on a weekend. It has some lovely & unusual plants, lots of wee paths to take including through a Chinese garden although my favourite part is the Queen Mums garden area. There is a good look out point from the top. There is café and I have only been in once for a cuppa... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic green space within walking distance of Princes St. which boasts some of the best views of Edinburgh you will find from the top of its central hill.In terms of the planting, the RBGE staff have done a lot of work to make sure there is interest in the garden all year round but, even if you're not particularly interested... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Be prepared to walk all day here lots to see at a gentle pace.The Chinese gardens are very good and a good selection in the glass house.Very friendly staff who will answer any questions.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've now been here two weekends in a row for various events but just walking around this beautiful place is worthwhile. Bring a picnic and enjoy some wonderful scenery - with a bit of education on top! Cannot recommend it enough! Pay £5 for glasshouse entry as well - very interesting and a great way to relax.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A must see in Edinburgh. Flowers, trees from different parts of world, special sections for various types of plants are awesome. Marvelous place to walk around or sit in a bank and have a rest in all types of green.

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Immingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Never been before but I am pleased that I took the time to visit. Could have spent the full day just walking around enjoying the lovely plants & flowers, a spectacular layout with splendid views over the city & Arthurs seat.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The gardens were well laid out, the staff helpful and knew their subject. We just missed the blooming of the plant that takes 14 years to bloom.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely casual walk on a nice day. Not everything is labelled but we enjoyed it overall. Especially nice was the garden dedicated to the Queen Mother.

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Additional Information about Royal Botanic Garden

Address: Address: The Garden | 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-552-7171
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Stockbridge & Dean Village
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Stockbridge & Dean Village
Just downhill of New Town and attractively straddling a river near the elegant Royal Botanic Garden, it’s small wonder that Stockbridge became one of the city’s first hip neighborhoods. It’s now one of Edinburgh’s most desirable, though many bohemian touches have fallen away as its residents have matured and the area has gentrified. Some second-hand shops cling on, but mostly residents display refined tastes in basement bistros, gastropubs, coffee and antique shops, boutiques and delis and at the Sunday farmers' market. A pleasant ten-minute walk away, along a leafy riverside path beside the gurgling Water of Leith, lies Dean Village. This sleepy neighborhood of medieval half-timbered houses still retains much of the village feel it had when watermills plied their trade here. Beyond, the wooded riverside path feels even more remote as it climbs to the sculpture gardens of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.