Royal Botanic Garden

Royal Botanic Garden
20A Inverleith Row



General & visitor information

Adult & schools education, and events


0131 552 7171


0131 248 2901

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A monumental and ornamental glass house containing exotic plants

Whether you know us as the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, the National Botanic Gardens of Scotland, or simply as 'The Botanics', this site is a gateway to our science, our horticulture, our education and exhibition programmes, and much much more. Our mission is to explore and explain the world of plants. Share our vision. Explore and enjoy.

Venue Type:

Science centre, Environmental or ecological centre, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

2005: open daily [excluding 25 December & 1 January] from 10am, closing: 4pm November-February, 6pm March, 7pm April-September and 6pm October.

Admission charges

Entry to the Garden is free.

ADMISSION CHARGE for Glasshouses from Easter 2005:
£3.50 adults, £3 concessions, £1 child and £8 family, 50p charge for use of 'Audiopass' sound guide. Free map and Junior Explorer leaflet.

RBGE's Library is Scotland's national reference collection for specialist botanical and horticultural resources, and is one of Scotland's largest research libraries. The Library welcomes visitors and information on our Opening Hours, Getting Here and Planning Your Visit can be found on

It has been built up to support the specific subject fields researched and taught at RBGE - Garden staff and students are its main users, along with visiting researchers.

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