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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

  • 23 Inverleith Row Map It
  • Inverleith
  • Garden/Arboretum
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

Britain's largest rhododendron and azalea gardens are part of this 70-acre garden just north of the city center. An impressive Chinese garden has the largest collection of wild-origin Chinese plants outside China. There's a cafeteria, a visitor center with exhibits exploring biodiversity, and a fabulous gift shop selling plants, books, and gifts. Handsome 18th-century Inverleith House hosts art exhibitions. Don't miss the soaring palms in the glass-domed Temperate House and the steamy Tropical Palm House. The hilly rock garden and stream are magical on a sunny day. Daily tours (£5) take place daily from April to October, and you can book a private tour including afternoon tea (£45 for two people) at any time. Take a taxi to the garden, or ride Bus 8 from North Bridge, Bus 27 from Princes Street, or Bus 23 from Hanover Street. To make the 20-minute walk from the New Town, take Dundas Street (the continuation of Hanover Street) and turn left at the clock tower onto Inverleith Row.

Sight Information

Address:

23 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR, Scotland

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Phone:

0131-552–7171

Website: www.rbge.org.uk

Sight Details:

  • Free; Glasshouses £4.50

Published 05/04/2017

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