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 300 years, learn about its plantings and walk around 70 acres of beautiful landscape.
The Glasshouse visit is a particular highlight, starting at the Victorian Temperate Palm House dating back to 1858 and one of the tallest traditional palm houses ever built. The Garden's 10 magnificent Glasshouses each has a different climatic zone, from steamy tropics to arid desert, and are home to 3,000 exotic plants from around the world including a 200-year-old palm tree. Please check the Garden's website for opening information.
Visitors can enjoy the serenity of the Chinese Hillside, explore the world-famous Rock Garden or stroll amongst the awe-inspiring Giant Redwood trees in the Woodland Garden. Plus, there are fine artworks to view in the Garden's contemporary art gallery 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.
Admission to the Glasshouses - Adult £7.00, Concession £6.00, Children under 15 free (includes small voluntary donation to the Garden). For non-donation prices please check our website
Please see our access statement 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 26 to January 3.