Guided tours

Make sure you see the best of Scotland's most exotic garden by joining a guided tour with one of our experts. Guided tours are included in the Garden admission and take place at 10.30am every second Tuesday of the month from April to September. No advance booking necessary.

Self-led audio tours

If you prefer to enjoy the Garden at your own pace, ask for a complimentary audio handset at Visitor Reception and discover the fascinating history, hidden treasures and seasonal highlights of this spectacular Garden.

Booked tours for groups

Tours for groups can be arranged at other times and can be tailored to meet the needs of your group. Due to availability, we ask that you pre-book group tours at least two weeks before your visit to avoid disappointment. There is a small charge of £1-00 / per person.

To book a guided tour, please call 01776 860231 or email


A comprehensive souvenir guidebook is available to buy from the Botanics Shop or by mail order at a cost of £2.50 + postage & packaging. Please contact our Publications Department on +44 (0)131 248 2991 to order your copy, or see our publications catalogue.

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