Explore the Garden
- 100,000 plants
- 70 acres
- 10 Glasshouses
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a highlight of any visit to the Scottish Capital. A national treasure of Scotland, this spectacular Living Collection is 350 years old.
When visiting Scotland, a trip to the world-famous Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is unmissable. Visitors can experience an extravaganza of plants from around the world, learn about the Garden’s rich and diverse Living Collection and discover a history dating back 350 years.
Set in over 70 acres of beautiful landscape and just one mile north of the city centre, the Garden offers superb panoramic views of the city skyline featuring Edinburgh Castle. The Botanics, as the Garden is affectionately known locally, is breathtaking at any time of year.
A highlight is a tour of the Garden’s 10 magnificent Glasshouses including the Victorian Temperate Palmhouse and Tropical Palmhouse. With ten different climatic zones, from steamy tropics to arid desert, the Glasshouses are home to over 3,000 exotic plants from around the world.
Other highlights include the Rock Garden, the Alpine Houses, Woodland Garden, Pond, the Arboretum or tree collection, the Chinese Hillside, the Rhododendron Collection and the Scottish Native Plants Collection in the Heath Garden.
- For more information about the Living Collection at Edinburgh
- Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is proud to be taking part in the Silent Space Scheme.
- The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is located just one mile from the City Centre.
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