Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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8 expert recommendations


Atlas Obscura

One of the oldest scientific gardens in Britain, containing more than 13,302 plant species in its core collection.  Full review →



Established in 1670, the Botanics (as they're more commonly known) are a must for horticulturalists.


Fodor's Tick Choice

Britain's largest rhododendron and azalea gardens are part of this 70-acre garden just north of the city center. Full review →

Don't miss the soaring palms in the glass-domed Temperate House and the steamy Tropical Palm House.

Frommer's 33

Edinburgh is a green city pricked with parks, but the jewel in the crown is the Botanic Gardens. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Twenty-eight beautifully landscaped hectares include splendid Victorian palm houses, colourful swathes of rhododendrons and azaleas, and a world-famous rock garden. Full review →


Michelin Guide 55

The origins of this garden, a veritable haven but also a research tool, dates back to the late 17C. Full review →


Time Out

The city’s horticulture hotspot boasts a Victorian glasshouse, two dining options and a stunning selection of plants and flowers from across the world. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Since 1670, when it was established for cultivating medicinal plants, the gardens have been an exemplar of botanical conservation. Full review →

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