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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden EdinburghNature lovers are in for a treat on a trip to Edinburgh, with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh located just one mile from the city centre. Set in 72 acres of beautiful Scottish scenery, it has been hailed as one of the finest botanic gardens across the globe. It is the ideal day out if you are looking for a peaceful and tranquil way to spend the day in Edinburgh.

Adults and children of all ages will enjoy the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and you can take in the stunning views of the capital skyline, including Edinburgh Castle.

What To See At Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Dating back 300 years, visitors can learn all about the beautiful landscape and plantings in the area. One of the main highlights of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is the Glasshouse which starts at the Victorian Temperate Palm House that dates back to 1858. It is one of the tallest traditional palm houses that has ever been built.

In the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, there are ten glasshouses, each with a different climatic zone. You can explore an arid dessert, steamy tropics or much more, and discover 3,000 exotic plants that live around the world. You can also explore the famed Rock Garden, enjoy the pure serenity of the Chinese Hillside, or take a walk in the Giant Redwood Trees in the Woodland Garden.

Visiting The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The 100,000 plants of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh can be explored all year round, with opening times depending on the season. Entry to the garden is free for all, and entrance to the Glasshouse is £7 for adults and children go free. Located just one mile from the city centre, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is walking distance or can be reached by local bus number 8, direct from Glenalmond House, or by taxi.

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