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Royal Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens Edinburgh is a beautiful year-round attraction that is just as popular with residents as it is with tourists. Here you can explore the magnificent world of exotic and exciting plant life, from the bold and beautiful to the weird and wonderful. With over seventy acres of natural beauty, it is a world-renowned centre for plant physics and plant enthusiasts alike.

Beautiful Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Greenhouse
The Royal Botanic Gardens is known for its world famous Rock Garden, which hosts a vast amount of alpine plants. It is also home to a number of exciting collections, such as the Chinese hillside, which encompasses the largest collection of Chinese plants, the Scottish heath collection, for all the Highland highlights and much much more. Regular day tours are hosted in the gardens, so you can find out the names of all your new favourite plants. Find your Zen at the Botanic Gardens; it is a fantastic way to spend the day in Scotland’s capital city.

A Work Of Art

Trees in full bloom
Set within the grounds is Inverleith House, formerly known as the founding home of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (from 1960 to 1984). Here regular art exhibitions are hosted to reflect and enhance the theme of natural beauty. Artists of all kinds are regularly invited to display their masterpieces on two floors of this astounding mansion.

Before you leave you have to visit the John Hope Gateway centre. It has top class facilities from education rooms to plant sales, and of course the Gateway restaurant too. Here you can enjoy a variety of tasty meals to round off the perfect relaxing day. For something a little lighter or with a bit more kick, there is a café and a coffee bar in the grounds as well.

With stunning sites, botanist history and international plants, the incredible Botanic Gardens Edinburgh has something for everyone.

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