Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

About Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

20A Inverleith Row, Stockbridge and Canonmills EH3 5LR
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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a scientific centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation, as well as a popular tourist attraction.

It was founded in the 17th century as a physic garden. Now it extends over four Gardens boasting a rich living collection of plants, and is a world-renowned centre for plant science and education.

"exploring and explaining the world of plants for a better future" That\'s our mission. Without plants, there would be no life on earth. RBGE has been growing and studying plants for over 330 years, and so is perfectly placed to help document and conserve the world\'s diversity of plantlife.

Garden & Gateway opening hours
November to January: 10am - 4pm
February and October: 10am - 5pm
March to September: 10am - 6pm

Glasshouses close:
November to January: 3.30pm (last admission 3pm)
February and October: 4.30pm (last admission 4pm)
March to September: 5.30pm (last admission 5pm)
Admission to Gardens is Free.

Glasshouse admission
Adult* £5, Concession* £4, Child (15 and under) Free**, Essential Carers Free.
RBGE Members admitted free of charge.

Upcoming Events at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Easter Trail

Easter Trail

6th April 2019 - 21st April 2019
Join the Botanics Bunny on a quest to explore new frontiers in our family Easter Trail! Complete the trail and receive your yummy Easter treat.
Food Forever

Food Forever

6th April 2019 - 21st April 2019
A new travelling exhibition celebrates the role of agricultural biodiversity in building resilience in a changing world.
Apple of My Eye

Apple of My Eye

21st April 2019
Geneticist Dr Markus Ruhsam explores the genetics of one of our most popular healthy snacks – the apple – and shares evidence that it poses a threat to the native crab apple.

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The magic of the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt comes to Newhailes House and Gardens... Follow bunny’s clues and complete your adventure to win a delicious chocolatey prize!
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Join the Botanics Bunny on a quest to explore new frontiers in our family Easter Trail! Complete the trail and receive your yummy Easter treat.
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Sit back and relax for this 360° cinematic experience as Dynamic Earth brings you three different immersive dome films this April!

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