The Botanic Cottage

The Botanic Cottage is simultaneously the newest and oldest building in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. It is an inspirational hub for community and education activities.

The Botanic Cottage today

The Botanic Cottage now hosts a wide variety of education and community sessions, as well as public events, throughout the year. The cottage is primarily used for pre-booked groups, but on selected dates each month we put on events which can be enjoyed by the wider public - check our 'What's On' listings for details.

In addition to the many programmes run by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, the Botanic Cottage can also be booked by external organisations for non-commercial activities which have a focus on learning and engagement. We do not charge for community group activity use of the building, and in return, any activities run by external organisations must be free or donation-only for people to attend. If you are a community group interested in using the Botanic Cottage, please e-mail In your email please provide a contact name, telephone number and some information about your organisation.

Any other groups or company staff teams wishing to book time in the Cottage should email the RBGE Room Booking Service team via:


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