Scottish Rhododendron Festival

1 April - 31 May

Enjoy wonderful displays of rhododendrons at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, the major centre for Rhododendron studies since the late nineteenth century. Together, our four Gardens -  Edinburgh, Benmore, Dawyck and Logan - have one of the world's richest collections.

Discover exotic rhododendrons at Edinburgh

Visit the Edinburgh Garden and enjoy the superb colour of the rhododendrons that bloom outdoors and also explore the exotic rhododendrons in the Edinburgh Glasshouses. The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has the largest cultivated collection of tropical rhododendrons which thrive in early spring within the Montane Tropics Glasshouse.

Enjoy a spring walk with a garden guide. Daily at 11am and 2pm. £6.

 Rhododendron paradise at Benmore

If you would like to see a magnificent display of rhododendrons, then head to Benmore where its collection boasts more than 250 species, 100 subspecies and a further 300 hybrids.

With 120 acres to explore, make sure you see the best of this very special Garden by joining a guided tour. Tours take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 2pm (free with Garden admission).

Spectacular spring colour at Dawyck

Visit Dawyck in springtime and prepare to be amazed by the riot of seasonal colour provided by plants including rhododendrons and bluebells.       

Enjoy a guided tour and learn about the history of the Garden and its plant collections every Sunday at 2.15pm (free with Garden admission).

Spectacular spring colour at Logan

Enjoy a walk around Logan's exotic and fragrant collection of rhododendrons.  Many rare and tender species thrive at Scotland's most exotic Garden.

Make sure you see the best of Logan by joining one of the many guided tours held throughout the season. 

For more information about our Rhododendron Collections Click here 

Visit the Botanics' Shops

Don't forget to visit our shops where you will find a wonderful collection of spring plants, seeds, books and garden accessories for sale. Every purchase supports the important work of the Garden.

The Scottish Rhododendron Festival is organised by

Discover Scottish Gardens and supported by VisitScotland.

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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)