Just one mile from city centre, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh offers visitors peace and tranquillity amongst 72 acres of stunning scenery.
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is one of the finest botanic gardens in the world. A pleasure for all the family, the Garden offers fantastic views of the capital's skyline, featuring Edinburgh Castle, and is located just a mile from the city centre. Visitors can discover its fascinating history, which dates back 350 years, learn about its plantings and walk around 72 acres of beautiful, awe-inspiring landscape.
Visitors can enjoy the serenity of the Chinese Hillside, explore the world-famous Rock Garden or stroll amongst the magnificent Giant Redwood trees in the Woodland Garden. Plus, there are artworks to view in the Garden's exhibition space, Inverleith House.
The Botanics Shop, located in the John Hope Gateway visitor centre, offers a wide selection of gifts, souvenirs, crafts and plants. Refreshments are available although check the website for up to date information.
Admission to the Garden is FREE.
Please see our access guide for more information on our inclusive and accessible facilities and services.
During the winter months, the Garden lights up with its magical, illuminated, botanical trail Christmas at the Botanics. Tickets are now on sale at www.rbge.org.uk/christmas for this enchanting event which runs on selected evenings from November 25 to January 2.