Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is one of the world's leading Botanic Gardens. Visitors can discover the Garden's fascinating history dating back over 300 years, learn about its plants and trees and walk around 70 acres of beautiful landscape. A pleasure for all the family, the Garden offers a fantastic view of the capital's skyline featuring Edinburgh Castle and is located just a mile from the city centre.
How to find us
The Garden is easily accessible from the City Centre, just one mile north of Princes Street. The John Hope Gateway visitor centre is accessed via the West Gate, Arboretum Place and is served by the Majestic Bus Tour. The Garden's East Gate is served by local buses 8, 23 and 27 from the city centre. The Garden has metered parking around its periphery, as well as accessible parking at the West Gate, and cycle racks at both entrances.
The Garden has a four star quality tourism award from VisitScotland and was also named "Best Visitor Attraction" and "Best Nature Experience" in 2013.
- Edinburgh Panorama
- Rock Garden
- Inverleith House
- John Hope Gateway
Discounts are available for groups of 11 or more, providing payment is by a single transaction. Please call 0131 248 2909 to pre-book. To arrange school visits, please email the Education department at [email protected] or visit the website rbge.org.uk/education.
You can find our accessibility statement here.
- Autumn Colour
- Bluebell Displays
- Daffodil Displays
- Edible Gardens and Vegetables in Season
- Herbaceous Borders & Plantings
Opening TimesMonday: 10:00 - 18:00 Tuesday: 10:00 - 18:00 Wednesday: 10:00 - 18:00 Thursday: 10:00 - 18:00 Friday: 10:00 - 18:00 Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00 Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
The Garden is closed on 25 December and 1 January.
Admission pricesEntry is free
FacilitiesAccessible parking Accessible toilets Assistance Dogs Events Hearing loops Pushchair friendly Shop Toilets Wheelchair access
Phone0131 248 2909
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