The Royal Botanic Garden is Edinburgh's royal botanical garden, established in 1670 as a medicinal garden
Info & Tickets Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
|Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh EH3 5NZ
|Admission to the botanical gardens is free, but access to the greenhouses requires a cheap ticket
|Open daily from 10am - 5pm
Colors and scents in the Royal Botanic Garden
For flora lovers, Edinburgh offers the Royal Botanic Garden. It is a free botanical garden in the Scottish capital, where you can see all kinds of flowers. The Edinburgh Botanic Garden is a part scientific institution in addition to its function as a tourist attraction. Plants used to be grown for medicinal purposes in the Royal Botanic Garden. Today, the Royal Botanic Garden manages three other botanic gardens across Scotland, namely: Dawyck Botanic Garden, Logan Botanic Garden and the Benmore Botanic Garden.
The Royal Botanic Garden is seventy hectares in size and contains more than one hundred thousand different plants. A beloved Edinburgh landmark, the Botanic Garden is over 350 years old and is divided into several areas such as the Rock Garden and the Woodland Garden. From the botanical garden you also have a beautiful view over the skyline of Edinburgh.
The sights of the Royal Botanic Gardens
The botanical garden are free to visit, but access to the greenhouses requires a small entrance fee. In the Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens you will find:
- A Scottish heather garden
- A tree garden
- A rock garden
- An alpine meadow
- A Chinese slope
- Greenhouses: The greenhouses are divided into ten climate zones. Here you will find, for example, subtropical plants, tropical rainforest, palms, tree ferns and orchids.