Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

A national treasure of Scotland, our spectacular Living Collection of plants is over 350 years old.


Explore the Garden

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, a world centre of engagement with plants and globally important conservation collection
the Wollemi pine, Wollemia nobilis, critically endangered in the wild
Chinese paperback maple, Acer griseum, isolated in fragmented populations in the wild
the maidenhair tree, Ginkgo biloba, oce thought to be extinct in the wild, thriving at the Botanics
Edinburgh showcases the world of rhododendrons. The Garden is the guardian of a globally important collection [image of plant label 'Rhododendron macbeanum, Conservation Status: Endangered']
Plant collections from Nepal...and Scotland. Safeguarding biodiversity.
the wooly willow, Salix lanata, vulnerable in the UK
Catacol whitebeam, Hedlundia pseudomeinichii, critically endangered.
Plant conservation in Scotland for the word
  • Getting there

    The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has two entrances: the West Gate on Arboretum Place (EH3 5NZ) and the East Gate on Inverleith Row (EH3 5LP). 

    Bus: The West Gate (John Hope Gateway visitor centre) on Arboretum Place is served by Lothian Buses 29, 42 and 24 via Stockbridge and the Majestic Bus Tour (0131 220 0770). The Garden's East Gate entrance on Inverleith Row is served by bus routes 8, 23 and 27 from the City Centre.

    Bicycle: Bicycle stands can be found at the East Gate and the West Gate.

    Car: There is metered on-street parking available near the Garden’s West Gate (John Hope Gateway) on Arboretum Place. Blue Badge parking spaces are located on Arboretum Place, see the Accessibility section of our website for more information. 

    Address: 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR


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    If you have any queries relating to visitor facilities, accessibility or Lost Property, please call us on 0131 552 7171 or get in touch by using the enquiry form.

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