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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 207 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Wonderful collection of plants but needed more time to see it all ! Next time we need to plan it better !

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

I have been to many gardens now, and I always love a good stroll around some beautiful flowers. But these gardens offered up a few new things that made me smile: firstly, the alpine gardens. They are unusual in my books, as they are set inside their own tiny wooden glasshouses, which look so cute. I also loved the alpine... More

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Welling, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Open Doors Edinburgh is the same as Open London , guided tours behind the scenes . I went around the pressed plant collection , I saw a dried specimen collected by Charles Darwin on his Beagle voyage .

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Amazing. you need to have a go- it was absolutely amazing! Nice and friendly staff, and free entrance. Only had to pay if you wanted to enter the glass houses- so worth it! Student discount - thank you!

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We walked and walked round this wonderful park. tress shrubs landscaped areas you name it. It is here . Very busy because of the weather. The restaurant was so busy and understaffed it was a disappointment and expensive. The shop was well stocked and not too expensive. Parking was the only issue but will revisit and suggest take a camera.

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Surrey, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A trip to these gardens is a must for anyone who loves gardens. Unfortunately, most to the flowers were over, but the layout of the gardens was outstanding. Also, you must visit their greenhouses!!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The park is a Eden-like oasis, but the glass houses (9 of them) are worth the small charge and will make you feel you are in another part of the world. If you like to photograph flowers, you'll need a big digital card.

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Darien, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The gardens are about 30 minutes hike from the center of town so it isn't that far, but the gardens themselves are pretty huge with little themes throughout the garden. It was pretty nice but not the best city garden I've seen. If there is something else you would like to see, I would suggest you go do that. Still... More

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Dublin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Edinburgh has a plethora of world class attractions, the Castle, the Old Town, the New Town etc but the Royal Botanic Gardens must be a competitor for top spot. It is a short way south of the City Centre and easily accessible. It houses one of the largest and most important collections of plants anywhere and the institution is a... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We were only in Edinburgh for 4 days and we went here twice and still didnt see it all. the glass houses are phenomenal. the park is so beautiful to walk through with so many different terrains. I could not get enough. you must go

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