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  • Physic Garden at Holyrood Palace

    This small Physic Garden at the Palace of Holyroodhouse recently opened to the public. Situated on Abbey Strand, the garden can be freely enjoyed year round by the people of Edinburgh and visitors to the Palace, with seasonal planting inspired by some of the earliest recorded gardens on the site.

    How to find us

    By car
    There is a public car park adjacent to the Palace at Broad Pavement. Please visit the Historic Environment Scotland website for more details.

    Accessible parking spaces are located on Horse Wynd, just outside the Palace, on a first-come first-serve basis.

    By train
    Edinburgh Waverley. The Palace is a 15 minute walk from the station. Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

    By tram
    The nearest tram stop is York Place. The Palace is a 20 minute walk from the station. Visit Edinburgh Trams for times and fares.

    By coach / bus
    Bus numbers 6 and 35 stop near the Palace. Open-top tour buses stop nearby.

    Limited free coach parking is available adjacent to the Palace. Alternative pay-and-display coach parking is available on nearby Regent Road.

    By cycle
    A free-to-use public bicycle rack is located opposite the Scottish Parliament. Cycle hire stations are available nearby on both Holyrood Road and Abbeyhill, within a 5 minute walk of the Palace and The Queen’s Gallery.



    • Flowering meadow of medicinal plants.
    • The Herbal Walk - physic garden of medicinal and culinary plants.
    • Nooks and benches for relaxing.
    • The small late 16th century building commonly known as "Queen Mary's Bath House".

    Group visits

    School sessions available including Herbal Hospital:

    Accessibility statement

    You can find our accessibility statement here.

    Opening Times

    Monday: 09:30 - 17:00 Tuesday: 09:30 - 17:00 Wednesday: 09:30 - 17:00 Thursday: 09:30 - 17:00 Friday: 09:30 - 17:00 Saturday: 09:30 - 17:00 Sunday: 09:30 - 17:00

    Dates closed

    This is a public garden open all year round

    Admission prices

    Entry is free


    Accessible parking Accessible toilets Car park Events Hearing loops Pushchair friendly Shop Toilets Wheelchair access


    Palace of Holroodhouse
    EH8 8DX


    0303 123 7306
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