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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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

Published 07/22/2015

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. Guided tours are available. Take a taxi to the garden, or ride 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


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

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Website: www.rbge.org.uk

Sight Details:

  • Free; greenhouses £4.50
  • Nov.–Jan., daily 10–4; Feb. and Oct. 10–5; Mar.–Sept., daily 10–6

Published 07/22/2015


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