Royal Botanic Garden

Highly recommended
The origins of this garden, a veritable haven but also a research tool, dates back to the late 17C. The rhododendrons are one of the estate's main attractions. You can wander around the winding paths inside the futuristic greenhouses (1967) between the original flowerbeds. The two pavilions devoted to tropical palms and palms from temperate regions are more classical. Temporary art exhibitions are held in Inverleith House (18C).

Useful information

Address:

Inverleith Row, EH3 5LR Edinburgh

Phone:

+44 131 552 7171

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

Mar-Sep: 10am-6pm; Feb and Oct: 10am-5pm; Nov-Jan: 10am-4pm (greenhouses closed 1hr earlier) - closed 1 Jan and 25 Dec

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