Royal Botanical Gardens
Explore the wonders of the plant kingdom in Scotlands Premier Garden. In over 28 hectares of beautifully landscaped grounds, plant collections from around the world, from the tender and exotic, to those native to Scotland, flourish.
Throughout the year a stimulating programme of events and exhibitions are on offer. Inverleith House, an award winning gallery, focuses on explaining science througah art and complements education themed displays in the Exhibition Hall.
The Chinese Hillside is a celebration of the historical and continuting links the Garden has with China. These have resulted in a magnificent wild-origin collection that is acknowledged to be the largest outside China.
The Heath Garden recreates both the plantings and landscape found naturally in the scottish highlands.
The neighbouring and world famous Rock Garden is home to over 5000 alpine plants which, along with the beautiful and rare gems in the Alpine House and Courtyard, make the garden a magnet for the alpine enthusiast. The Botanics Shop at the West Gate has a specially selected range of gifts, books and plants. The Terrace Cafe, with its views of the city skyline, serves delicious hot and cold food daily.
Consisting of 10 houses, the magnificent Glasshouses include Britain's tallest Palm House, which leads you on an intriguing journey through the tropical and temperate regions of the world.
The Tropical Aquatic House displays some well-known and economically important plants including bananas and rubber as well as familiar houseplants.
The world's largest collection of vioreya rhdodendrons, which originate from the mountains of New Guinea and Borneo, is on display in the Peat and Rock House. These beautiful species share their house with lants that feed on insects!