Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Nearly 273,000 individual plants grow at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, representing over 13,000 different plant species from around the world. Founded in 1670, this garden plays an important role in a global network of institutions working to ensure that our planet’s biodiversity does not erode any further. Take a walk through this plant kingdom and explore the garden’s collection of orchids, tropical palms, cycads, ferns, and water lilies, to name just a few. The garden also includes a herbarium, housing over three million specimens of preserved plants. Many events are hosted here throughout the year, including special live performances, guided tours, and temporary exhibits. Hours depend on th time of year, so it's good to confirm in advance. Before you head to Edinburgh, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Edinburgh trip planner , to make sure you see all that Edinburgh has to offer, including Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
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  • Myself and my husband went here unfortunately it was snow and a bit slippy in places, if the weather had of been nicer this would of been lovely.  more »
  • a perfect place to spend the day, stroll and enjoy the views offered. The perfect place where escape from the stress of the city.
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  • Make sure to take a few hours for the visit as the garden is very beautiful and will definitely inspire you to discover it! The staff is very friendly, they have good facilities and beautiful ensemble...  more »
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  • I went with my mum and sister. We all enjoyed it, although they more so than me. It is very nice and the main gardens are free to enter which is very good. The price for the green houses is good considering how extensive and varied they are. I particularly liked the Oriental and rock gardens, both located in the free main garden. There is a lovely cafe/visitor centre building with interactive facilities for children. If I lived nearby I'd regularly visit to enjoy the peace, quiet and natural surroundings.
  • Fantastic place to visit with the family, or just to walk around and relax. Free entry to the main gardens. I definitely recommend visiting the glass houses, although you do have to pay. Decent enough cafe, though nothing to get too excited about. Recommended if you're visiting the area.
  • Take your time and enjoy. Feed the squirrels. (i was lucky enough to meet a regular squirrel feeder so they came by easily or just bring some peanuts along!). Travel through the exhibitions and enjoy the diversity. A beautiful afternoon.
  • Totally worth a wonder. We go there through the seasons to see it changing. Sad to see the fairy woods has disappeared but still nice place for a walk. Not too much to do with a toddler who might get bored, but baby in a buggy, grab a coffee and enjoy
  • The botanical gardens are such a nice area of Edinburgh to visit. It is free to walk around the gardens. Fully worth the money to pay to visit the indoor garden area. Great the for kids and family and a lot of fun to explore.
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