Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Reviews: 4.5/5

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
4.5
Art Galleries • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Gardens
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
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Botanics offers visitors peace and tranquility amongst its stunning 72 acres in Edinburgh city centre. Founded in 1670, the Garden is acknowledged to be one of the finest in the world.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
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Neighborhood: 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.
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Michael S
2 contributions
Great light show
Nov 2021
Well worth visiting, wrap up well though
Spectacular views and displays.
Well organised and short queues.
Written December 6, 2021
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mrstraveller1
York, UK1,635 contributions
A Bit of Christmas Magic
Nov 2021
Really enjoyed this, but then I’m a sucker for all things Christmas. It’s arguably a tad on the pricy side at £24 per adult, but makes for a pleasant & quite magical, festive stroll through the illuminated gardens, a combo of light & laser effects, familiar to anyone who has visited any of the Lightopia events. The location is a little stretch from the main centre, but still walkable. Tickets are by time slot, but I was permitted to enter despite arriving almost an hour ahead of my slot. Allow between an hour & two to walk round. There are various food & drink huts & plenty of loos en-route.
Written November 29, 2021
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DorisHeimgartner
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland1,393 contributions
Beautiful gardens
Oct 2021
Very beautiful gardens, even worth the visit in late autumn. There's different tea rooms and restaurants where you can just take a break or have lunch.
They also have a broad botanical shop and an exhibition.
It's really interesting and stunning to see all those very different plants and trees and you kind of enter a new world ouround every other corner.
Written November 4, 2021
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Ann L
Carlisle, UK2 contributions
Cold soup
Oct 2021
The Gateway is their new cafe and it is a lovely building only spoilt by the soup which was luke warm otherwise the sanwiches,scones,teas and coffees were fine.
Written November 3, 2021
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American-in-LondonUK
Coslada, Spain188 contributions
What a gem and its free!
Oct 2021
We had a great hour or so walking around. Such a paradise in the city. Great shop/exhibit in welcome hall. Come in one entrance and leave by another to walk thru entire park if you don't want to do a circular walk.
Written November 2, 2021
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BCMorgan
Bristol, UK56 contributions
Beautiful!
Aug 2021
A really lovely place to visit for walks around the beautiful grounds. Lovely little cafe too for drinks/cake/ice creams.
Written October 30, 2021
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TOM T
9 contributions
Great find
Oct 2021 • Couples
The total experience was mesmerising,immaculately designed and looked after,definitely worth a visit.
Written October 26, 2021
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Matthew P
Brighton and Hove, UK589 contributions
What's Not To Love
Oct 2021
Fantastic gardens with amazing plants landscaped in a peaceful and sleepy part of the city. There's a playground for kids, a couple of places to stop to refuel all for the grand price of nothing. heck out the memorial garden to the Queens Mother specifically the small building at the side that is decorated in shells on the walls and fir cones on the ceiling, really amazing look and feel. Certainly worth a visit if time permits.
Written October 12, 2021
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Sarah S
3 contributions
Really well kept garden
Sep 2021
This is one of the best kept botanical gardens I have been too, free to enter and wander around, a really relaxing visit.
Written October 11, 2021
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MurielC132018
Kent, UK39 contributions
An Absolute Joy to Visit
Sep 2021
A joy to wander round. These are historic gardens which have been there for over 350 years and you can feel the peace and see ancient trees and plants. A beautiful area to wander around at any time of the year. The glasshouses were closed when we visited but they look amazing from the outside. The house also has exhibitions, we saw one on Linux(Flax) and it was fascinating. Café is large with seating indoors and out and does a good range of food and drink. There is also a shop filled with tempting garden items. Yes - I was tempted!
Written October 11, 2021
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