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  • 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.

    Location

    Awards

    The Garden has a four star quality tourism award from VisitScotland and was also named "Best Visitor Attraction" and "Best Nature Experience" in 2013.

    Highlights

    • Edinburgh Panorama
    • Rock Garden
    • Inverleith House
    • John Hope Gateway

    Group visits

    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.

    Accessibility statement

    You can find our accessibility statement here.

    Promotional Themes

    • Herbaceous Borders & Plantings
    • Edible Gardens and Vegetables in Season
    • Autumn Colour
    • Daffodil Displays
    • Bluebell Displays

    Opening Times

    Monday: 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

    Dates closed

    The Garden is closed on 25 December and 1 January.

    Admission prices

    Entry is free

    Facilities

    Café/ Restaurant Shop Accessible parking Toilets Accessible toilets Wheelchair access Hearing loops Pushchair friendly Assistance Dogs Events

    Address

    Arboretum Place

    Edinburgh
    EH3 5NZ

    Phone

    0131 248 2909
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