Two places recommended to visit in any area of the world are food Markets & the botanical gardens.  Interesting and culture-specific, these locations offer windows into the locals’ hearts.

The Royal Botanic Garden at Edinburgh is a splendid example as it contains over 70 acres of garden arrangements, with a variety of differently themed areas and many wondrous displays and installations.. The famed Rock Garden, Chinese Hillside, and the adjacent Fettes College are some of the very unique go-to places if you are in the area.  With spring coming soon, what a great chance to see first hand the rebirth of life.  We packed a picnic from Marks & Spencer and had a wonderful trip to the gardens!  Even if you live nearby,  find a good reason to go.  How about taking your mother for mother’s day!

Be sure to visit the attached Benmore Botanic Garden, which provides an entirely new range of unique settings and impressive plant life. It is a mountainside garden, most noted for its Sierra Redwood Avenue, a sort of grand entryway of towering redwoods. These trees are native only to California and are some of the largest, most imposing, and longest-living trees known to man, so their presence in this “Avenue” truly makes this garden a unique and impressive attraction.

Royal Botanic Garden of  Edinburgh
photo ©  Calotype46
photo ©  Calotype46
Royal Botanic Garden of  Edinburgh
photo ©  Marco Tardiola
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photo © Joaquín Ossorio
Fettes College sculpture
Fettes College – photo ©  Stephen Buchan )
Queen Mother’s Pavilion – photo © Chris Malcolm)
Equisetum Myriochaetum (Equisitaceae) – photo ©  Stephen Buchan

Royal Botanic Garden

(44) 0131 552 7171
Inverleith Row Arboretum Place, Edinburgh , EH3 5LR, UK

10:00am – 4:00pm  November to January
10:00am – 5:00pm  February
10:00am – 6:00pm  March to September
10:00am – 5:00pm  October
* Glasshouses close one hour earlier to garden closing time.

1 Comments on “Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh

  1. Wow, so many gorgeous pictures!
    I am visiting this garden in a few weeks time and cannot wait. My camera will be filled to the rim for sure!
    Tanks for sharing!

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