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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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  • We went there as most of the tourist places in Edinburgh were closed because of the Queens death. We were pleasently surprised at the availability of free disability scooters to get around if you... 
    We went there as most of the tourist places in Edinburgh were closed because of the Queens death. We were pleasently surprised at the availability of free disability scooters to get around if you...  more »
  • We had a lovely day out walking around the grounds. It was a gorgeous day, still lots of blooms to enjoy and the Chinese garden was lovely. The only dissapointing thing was the staff at the Café, my.....  more
    We had a lovely day out walking around the grounds. It was a gorgeous day, still lots of blooms to enjoy and the Chinese garden was lovely. The only dissapointing thing was the staff at the Café, my.....  more »
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  • Gorgeous gardens. Free entry. Always have a wonderful time here! They have lots of different beautiful plants and areas to wander around and see. There’s a couple of ponds, a huge waterfall, rock gardens and a herb/vegetable garden section. Lovely way to spend a couple of hours & it’s nice being able to visit at various points throughout the year to see how it changes.
  • What a stunning place to visit; a beautiful garden to stroll around on a lazy afternoon for anyone with even just a passing interest in flora and fauna. Even more amazing is the free entry (the glasshouses have a small entrance fee when they are open, but there is more than enough to see without this). There is an opportunity to make a £5 donation before you leave, and if you don't you need to have a word with yourself - Amazing - 5 star plus.

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