Garden Guided Tours

Join our passionate and knowledgeable Garden Guides to discover some of the amazing plants in our care.

Edinburgh Guided Tours

 Daily Guided Walks

Join a daily guided seasonal tour and discover the Garden’s fascinating history, see the Garden's hidden treasures and learn about our world-renowned plant collection. Tours take place daily at 11am and 2pm between 1 April and 31 October led by our passionate, knowledgeable and welcoming Garden Guides, with special interest tours throughout the year.  The walk is suitable for those 14 years and above.

Tours start from the John Hope Gateway and last for about one hour. Tickets can be purchased at both the John Hope Gateway Welcome Desk and at the East Gate entrance. The cost is £10 per person, children under 15 are free, Young Scot card holders and Universal/Pension Credit Benefit Holders £1. No advance booking is necessary.

Guided Tours for Groups

Private guided tours of the Garden's seasonal highlights can be booked throughout the year. 

Tours last around 90 minutes and cost £10 per person, with a minimum charge of £100 per group. Guided tours can take place from 10:30 every day Garden's opening hours. Tours are currently only available in the English spoken language. Advance booking (minimum 2 working weeks) is essential. Check full group tours Terms and Conditions.

How to book a Group Tour

If you wish to make a booking or have any queries, please email gardentours@rbge.org.uk or call 0131 248 2944 and leave a voicemail message. A member of the tours team will get back to you within 3 working days.

*Please note our Guided Group Tours do not include a visit to the Glasshouses. Our Glasshouses are currently closed as part of Edinburgh Biomes, the Garden’s major restoration and construction project. Work is now underway to protect our globally important Living Collection of plants for future generations.