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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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A good place to visit in Edinburgh. I wish the cafe were better and some things didn't cost extra. But the garden is lovely!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

A good place to visit in Edinburgh. I wish the cafe were better and some things didn't cost extra. But the garden is lovely!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the RBGE yesterday, unfortunately there were a lot of heavy showers but we headed for the Glasshouses when they came!! Beautiful gardens, lots of twists and turns and imaginative planting. Our young daughters loved exploring. The only downside was the terrace cafe for our lunch. Quite pricey and the bread/cakes nothing outstanding. It was 4 years since our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Spring is probably the best time to go with rhododendrons in bloom and the blue poppies brilliantly blue. Take the brief guided tour that runs twice a day well worth 5 pounds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

A fantastic place to visit.Quiet and peaceful and full of spectacular planting.Views across the city were spectacular

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This is a place worth visiting anytime of year. There are regular events on and plenty to see both indoor and outdoor. The plants are all beautifully and carefully looked after. The café at the top of the hill is best for kids and ideal for sitting out when it's sunny with views out over Edinburgh. The glasshouses are also... More 

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

These gardens are lovely all year round but are particularly stunning in spring and autumn. The is a nice shop and reasonable places for a snack or drink . It's an easy stroll from the city centre

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Very colourful and well tended Gardens with thoughtful layouts, colour schemes and themes. There are such a large variation of beautiful sights that you really should spend a few hours wandering at your leisure to fully appreciate the gardens

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

After going non stop for a week, this was a nice place to stop and enjoy nature and beauty. The gardens themselves were huge, and it took almost 5 hours to cover the entire grounds. Exotic and local flowers in different areas and had both gardens and green houses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The Royal Botanic Garden is well worth a visit at any time of year. Free to explore, we opted to include a visit to the glasshouses, both Victorian and contemporary, which house many tropical and desert species. A highlight is the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Memorial Garden. Thoughtfully laid out, it includes links to many elements of the late... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent free gardens that are maintained to a very high standard. Signage on almost every plant is clear and helps significantly with identification. My wife and I got trapped at the excellent Gateway cafe to avoid the rain; absolutely no complaints at this situation as we greatly enjoyed a splendid lunch with some fabulous scones. Lots of people seem to... More 

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Staying in Stockbridge & Dean Village

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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.