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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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Just stunning with flowers and plants from every corner of the planet.Beautiful walks and nice eating places around the gardens for tea,coffee,lunch and more.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Just stunning with flowers and plants from every corner of the planet.Beautiful walks and nice eating places around the gardens for tea,coffee,lunch and more.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The gardens are beautiful and there is a lot to see. They are free except for special exhibits so there is good value here. The glass houses have some incredible plants from all around the world.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I don't believe you can see everything in one day but we gave it a good try. We headed to the glass houses first & enjoyed each area. Great plants and trees on display. It is like entering many different worlds. The rest of the gardens are beautiful. A tranquil oasis in a busy city.

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful weather, glasshouses fascinating. The famous rare stinky plant hadn't quite bloomed yet but the gardens were lovely. Could do with a few more benches to sit on around the gardens but gift shop lovely and it was right on the main bus route.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were there on 24 June 2015 and was lucky to see the largest but smellest flower - - Titan Arum nicked-named "New Reekie" This is the first time it blossoms into a flower since 2003 in this Botanic Garden, kudos to all staff for the love and tender care to the plant. With the final height of 267cm, it... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

green oasis in the city! We went too early for the summer glories. The queen mother's garden was the highlight although rock garden came close. Not the best garden I have been to but definitely worth going particularly if you want a break from limestone buildings!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I just love this amazing municipal garden . Such an amazing range of plants and trees. Lovely manicured grounds to wonder around and wonderful hot house plants including palms and desert plants ( small fee for this area ). Each area of this large park is distinctive , for example the rock gardens are fun to explore especially for families.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh is a very pleasant place to spend the day wandering round. The Gardens and flowers are lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We absolutely loved this place. We got to see the amazing titan arum right before it bloomed (it blooms every once in forever but before it does, it gets HUGE). DO NOT MISS if you're in Edinburgh!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite spots in all of Scotland. The gardens are kept in impeccable shape and make sure you don't miss the 29 foot high hedge. The general area is free to roam and the £5 entry to the set of glasshouses is well worth it.

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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.