The greenest spot
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh12
Why locals love it
Regardless the season, the Botanics are a great escape to admire nature's beauty, have a relaxing walk and enjoy fresh air. You always find something blooming, and colours are especially rich in autumn. From the gardens there is also a nice panoramic view of the city skyline.
Why you should visit it
On a sunny day you can enjoy the great outdoors and the beautiful scenery, while on a rainy day you can escape to the Victorian Palm Houses. The entrance to the garden is free, while a small entry fee applies to the glasshouses.
If you are visiting in spring, don't miss the Botanics' unique rhododendron collection.