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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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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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Wahington DC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Even at the end of summer plants are in bloom and the grounds are beautiful. Very handicap accessible with a staff more than willing to assist.

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Hereford, AZ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful displays of flowers, trees and other assorted plants all situated on beautiful sprawling grounds. Most plants are labeled so you know what you are looking at. Great place to just walk, look, and chill out!

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Amman, Jordan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

If you like taking photos with amazing sceneries in the background this is the place to be... I love nature and this garden in the middle of the city makes you feel hours away from any nearby civilization. I sat there for 3 hours on a bench listening to my Audio books while enjoying the views .. It felt like... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Loved this place, free entry to the gardens but you do have to pay for the glasshouses, well worth it though. Only disapointment was the sandwich we bought in the cafe in the garden (not the one in either entrance ), £3.70 which you dont mind if its tasty but sadly this lacked substance of any kind. The bread was... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Mi
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Been here during every season. Even winter. Which, in Scotland, means in the rain. Well, so does "even spring, even fall, even summer". Always enjoyed it. Especially the rock garden. Not your Grandmother's rock garden. If this is your first trip to Edinburgh, and you only have the standard three days, you might skip because there is so much else.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We loved the Botanic Garden! Unfortunately, a number of the glass houses were closed for construction when we visited. But walking around in the garden and seeing the many amazing plants was well worth the trip. The gift shop is also quite nice, with a variety of great gifts.

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Loved it! Even in September it was stunning!! There were tons to see, I could have walked here all day if I had the time!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

its FREE to get in except for the glasshouses. the walk from downtown takes you through some lovely parts of Edinburgh. There was a very interesting exhibition on indigenous people in the main building.the calm atmosphere, abundance of flora/fauna and water features make it perfect for a morning out and a couple of Hepworth sculptures well worth seeing. the cafe... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Excellently presented gardens. With high quality art exhibitions. A slightly overpriced café and gift shop. The hot houses are fantastic. A good place for a relaxed stroll, Scottish weather permitting...

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Harare
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Royak Botanical Gardens are possibly the most beautiful gardens that I have been to. We spent a whole day there, adn we could have gone back the next day too! Too amny plants to mention, but both the Glasshouses and the outside gardens are spectacular.

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