As if Edinburgh didn’t already feel like a town out of a storybook, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is really something out of a fairytale. I loved the grounds so much that I visited two days in a row. My only complaint was that they didn’t offer a photo book of their own in the gift shop, so make sure to bring your camera to snap your own.
Enjoy my photoset of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh!
Only about 8 minutes away from Edinburgh Castle by car, the gardens are located on Arboretum Place, Edinburgh EH3 5NZ, United Kingdom. Plenty of street parking is available.
Entrance to the gardens is technically free, but there’s no reason not to leave a donation! The Glasshouses entry fees are: Adults £5, and Children (15 and under) Free. It’s well worth the price, as that was my favorite part of the day.
– The glasshouses are warm and indoors, a welcome way to spend some time out of the rain.
– Photographers: your lens may get fogged up in the “hot climate” glasshouses. Mine did, but unfogged within ten or so minutes. Anyone have tips on avoiding this? Post in the comments and I’ll update this post.
– I spent about two hours here, and you could easily spend more. Plan for at least two hours. We went in the late afternoon and the sun setting over the area was stunning. (Golden hour!)
– Check the website for hours, they vary depending on the season.
– Bring cash/coins to pay the donation for entry and for the Glasshouses fee.