Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Arboretum Place, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR
  • Telephone 0131 248 2909
  • Opening times Daily 10am–6pm. Oct and Feb 10am–5pm. Nov–Jan 10am–4pm.
  • Seasonal times 1 Mar–30 Sep 10am–6pm; Feb & Oct 10am–5pm; 1 Nov–31 Jan 10am–4pm.
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  • Website www.rbge.org.uk
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Terrariums at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Just one mile from the city centre, this idyllic oasis of greenery covers over 70 acres and features horticultural specimens from around the world. Among these, the Scottish Heath Garden and the Rock Garden are fantastic examples of conservation and exhibition. Tremendously popular with everyone from young families out for a stroll to pensioners taking the air. The Botanics has several attractions including Inverleith House, an 18th century building which is now home to one of the city's leading art galleries; the majestic glasshouses, that allow visitors to explore ten distinct climatic zones; and the John Hope Gateway, a state-of-the-art biodiversity and information centre completed in 2009. The Terrace café and Gateway Restaurant serve hot and cold food daily. Several function rooms and halls are available to hire for private events. The Botanics also hosts various arts events, including selections from the International Science Festival and the Festival Fringe.

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Daily Guided Walks

Take a tour and discover botanical highlights, plant treasures and tales of intrepid adventurers behind our Living Collection.  Tours take place daily at 11am between 1 April and 31 October, with special interest tours throughout the year.  The walk is suitable for those 14 years and above.

Thu 26 May

Free / 0131 248 2909

Fri 27 May

Free / 0131 248 2909

Sat 28 May

Free / 0131 248 2909

…and 157 more dates until 1 Nov

Tue 31 May

Free / 0131 248 2909

Fine Teas of the World … A Connoisseur's Masterclass

We are delighted to welcome the current president of the European Tea Growers Association, Monica Griesbaum, to deliver this programme - which has been especially created for the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.  Join us at the Botanics this summer for an immersive 5-day herbology experience, dedicated to the amazingly…

Mon 25 Jul

Price: £600 / 0131 248 2909

Tue 26 Jul

Price: £600 / 0131 248 2909

Wed 27 Jul

Price: £600 / 0131 248 2909

…and 2 more dates until 29 Jul

Insects - The Little Things That Run Your Garden

Gardens can support an amazing diversity of insects, but beyond butterflies and bees, how aware are you of these 6-legged neighbours? Do you know what bizarre behaviours and essential services are occurring in the undergrowth? Most importantly, what can we do to support these incredible animals? 

Tue 14 Jun

Free / 0131 248 2909

Intro to Horticulture – Evenings

10 Week Course – Wed 27 April - 6 July, 7-9pm (no class on Wed 1 June)

Wed 8 Jun

Price: £120/£108 for members / 0131 248 2909

Wed 15 Jun

Price: £120/£108 for members / 0131 248 2909

Wed 22 Jun

Price: £120/£108 for members / 0131 248 2909

…and 2 more dates until 6 Jul

Intro to Horticulture - mornings

8 Week Course – Thurs 12 May - 7 July, 10-12pm (no class on Thurs 2 June)

Thu 26 May

Price: £120/£108 for members / 0131 248 2909

Thu 9 Jun

Price: £120/£108 for members / 0131 248 2909

Thu 16 Jun

Price: £120/£108 for members / 0131 248 2909

…and 2 more dates until 7 Jul

Of Scotland’s Soils and Soul: Scotland’s Voices, Telling Scotland’s Stories, Through the World of Plants

A multi-sensory journey celebrating stories inspired by Scotland’s rich and diverse plant life across its four Gardens at Edinburgh, Benmore, Dawyck and Logan, from May to September 2022.

Wed 1 Jun

Times vary / 0131 248 2909

Thu 2 Jun

Times vary / 0131 248 2909

Fri 3 Jun

Times vary / 0131 248 2909

…and 119 more dates until 30 Sep

Mon 18 Jul

Free / 0131 248 2909

Rhododendrons: Riddle, Obsession, Threat

Coinciding with the peak flowering period of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s rhododendrons, this exhibition reveals our significant history of collecting, researching and cultivating this genus.

Thu 26 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 248 2909

Fri 27 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 248 2909

Sat 28 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 248 2909

…and 8 more dates until 5 Jun

Yan Wang Preston: With Love. From an Invader.

Immerse yourself in Yan Wang Preston’s audio-visual installation With Love. From an Invader.

Thu 26 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 248 2909

Fri 27 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 248 2909

Sat 28 May

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 248 2909

…and 92 more dates until 28 Aug

Your Garden in Summer

In this workshop we explain how to keep your garden flourishing all summer. We’ll look at plants which happily flower for months on end and we’ll describe techniques for prolonging flowering.

Sat 18 Jun

Price: £35/£31.50 for members / 0131 248 2909

Virtual Spring: Garden highlights 26 April 2020