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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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  • I have to admit I’m not very big fan of Christmas or Christmas songs. But I wanted to see that path at botanics because so many people talked about it. The whole path was so beautiful! And there was....  more
    I have to admit I’m not very big fan of Christmas or Christmas songs. But I wanted to see that path at botanics because so many people talked about it. The whole path was so beautiful! And there was....  more »
  • We managed to book a visit to the gardens to see the Christmas lights and it was a fantastic and magical experience. It’s quite a long walk, so be prepared to spend at least an hour there, but you... 
    We managed to book a visit to the gardens to see the Christmas lights and it was a fantastic and magical experience. It’s quite a long walk, so be prepared to spend at least an hour there, but you...  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.
  • If you love plants, you will love Botanic Garden at Edinburgh. Amount of unique plant ☘️ is staggering, you could spend entire day wandering around and try to hunt new species. Depending on time of year could be more or less spectacular ,but always equally amazing. If you love heat , visit Large greenhouse area ( which is paid) to enjoy tropical plants and usually one or another is blooming so always something new is ready to unfold it's beauty. Coffee ☕ available on site in multiple areas. This is one of iconic places which should be visited multiple times to truly appreciate its beauty.

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