Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

About Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

20A Inverleith Row, Stockbridge and Canonmills EH3 5LR
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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a scientific centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation, as well as a popular tourist attraction.

It was founded in the 17th century as a physic garden. Now it extends over four Gardens boasting a rich living collection of plants, and is a world-renowned centre for plant science and education.

"exploring and explaining the world of plants for a better future" That\'s our mission. Without plants, there would be no life on earth. RBGE has been growing and studying plants for over 330 years, and so is perfectly placed to help document and conserve the world\'s diversity of plantlife.

Garden & Gateway opening hours
November to January: 10am - 4pm
February and October: 10am - 5pm
March to September: 10am - 6pm

Glasshouses close:
November to January: 3.30pm (last admission 3pm)
February and October: 4.30pm (last admission 4pm)
March to September: 5.30pm (last admission 5pm)
Admission to Gardens is Free.

Glasshouse admission
Adult* £5, Concession* £4, Child (15 and under) Free**, Essential Carers Free.
RBGE Members admitted free of charge.

Upcoming Events at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Easter Trail

Easter Trail

6th April 2019 - 21st April 2019
Join the Botanics Bunny on a quest to explore new frontiers in our family Easter Trail! Complete the trail and receive your yummy Easter treat.
Food Forever

Food Forever

6th April 2019 - 21st April 2019
A new travelling exhibition celebrates the role of agricultural biodiversity in building resilience in a changing world.
Science is Beautiful

Science is Beautiful

7th April 2019
Join Colin Salter, author of Science is Beautiful: Botanical Life and botanist Dr Louis Ronse De Craene for a journey into the inner workings of plants!
Diet: Design and Diversify

Diet: Design and Diversify

9th April 2019
Join scientists from nutrition and health research centre the Rowett Institute and statisticial research organisation BioSS as they help you understand healthy diets!
Disease Detectives

Disease Detectives

10th April 2019
This family friendly activity allows you to be a Disease Detective and to try out some of the different tests that are used in labs to help find out which bugs are making us, and our animals, unwell.
Wild Frontier

Wild Frontier

11th April 2019
Join botanist Dr Tiina Sarkinen on the wild frontier of food that is bringing botanists and crop scientists together in pursuit of sustainable farming solutions based on biology rather than chemistry.
Call of Nature

Call of Nature

12th April 2019
The Institute of Eggsperts needs you and it might get muddy! A playful performance that puts young explorers in the driving seat using character clowning, improvisation, puppetry and adventure.
Frankenstein’s Plants

Frankenstein’s Plants

12th April 2019 - 14th April 2019
Join the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh science team, create a completely unique specimen from the pressed plants provided and upload it to a digital herbarium.
Dinner with Darwin

Dinner with Darwin

14th April 2019
How did evolution change our eating habits and why do we now cook our food? Evolutionary ecologist Prof Jonathan Silvertown provides the answer to this and other digestive puzzles.
Sourcing Healthy Food as the World Changes

Sourcing Healthy Food as the World Changes

18th April 2019
Prof Bill Davies explores the hard decisions we need to make, and how plant science provides opportunities to create the kind of world we want to live in.
Apple of My Eye

Apple of My Eye

21st April 2019
Geneticist Dr Markus Ruhsam explores the genetics of one of our most popular healthy snacks – the apple – and shares evidence that it poses a threat to the native crab apple.

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