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Visiting Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh becomes one of the best botanic gardens in this planet. This Garden shows you with a spectacular view of the skyline capital which showing off the Edinburgh Castle and is located only a mile away from the town center. The visitors can find the interesting history since 300 years ago, learning about its planting and you can take a walk around in 10 acres of very beautiful scheme here.

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Walking in Beautiful Landscape of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Walking in Beautiful Landscape of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

1. The Cryptogamic Garden

1. The Cryptogamic Garden

This is actually worth to be described, Cryptogamic Garden was the miniature of Eden and home from the plant without flowers or seeds which been reproduced by the spores. Although this species does not have a flower, however, this garden is so fascinating in their own way as well.

2. One of the oldest botanic garden in the UK

2. One of the oldest botanic garden in the UK

This garden is the second oldest botanic garden that you can find in the United Kingdom. The base for the plant collection occurred in 1672 from Sir Patrick Murray.

3. The huge lily pond

3. The huge lily pond

This plant is so alluring, then the huge lily pond is something that cannot miss. This is also a unique plant and also known as the giant water lily or even called as Victoria Amazonica as the largest water lily family along with the floating leaves which can reach up to three meters. The fact is the concealed stalk are generally reached seven to eight meters as well.

4. Visiting the Glasshouse

4. Visiting the Glasshouse

As mentioned before that the main highlight is the glasshouse – as the easy way to learn anything about the plant species on this planet, such as their natural habitats, their origins, and other things. Even they offer visitors with the shelter to protect us from the harsh weather. You can hear the waterfall sound and can be your best picture moment as well.

5. Chinese Hillside

5. Chinese Hillside

There is a bit part of China in Scotland, the Chinese Hillside was built in 193 since its creation. After officially opening around 1997, this hill area provides the local and visitors with the endless education and resource as well. The view goes toward the Castle is just second to none as well, such as majestic waterfall and meandering track. This place also shows you with wild-origin plants from Chinese and outside of China as well.

6. The Rock Garden

6. The Rock Garden

You might not think that rock is so appealing. However, the rock garden here was earning the endless praise and there are many flowers here. Even you can find the dynamic specimens as well. Of course, this scene will make you feel like this garden has a lot of things to see.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

Entering the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is not a daunting task. Even the admission fee is free and you do not have to spend much to enjoy this great view.

How To Get Around?

Like other botanics, then this Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is designed to be easily reached by foot and take a closer observation.

What Should I Wear?

You can wear any clothes as much as comfortable for you, such as short pants and a t-shirt. There is no rule about the outfit you can wear in this garden. Just wearing any modest outfit and ensure that you feel comfortable because you have to walk surrounding this area.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Facts

Best Time to Visit

The garden is open all year round and for opening time is slightly different between months. For November to January open 10 am to 4 pm, for February to October open 10 am to 5 p and March to September open 10 am to 6 pm.



Will I Need a Guide?

How To Get There?

Walking around in this area is pretty easy because you can get clear any information in each section that you entered. So, you do not have to worry about being lost in this botanic garden. However hiring a guide is a good choice as well, if you want to get something more than enjoying the view.

Additional Info

To reach the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is easier. You can take a bus or train as the public transportation which you used to reach this destination. There are several near transit alternatives such as the Royal Botanic Garden, Warriston Gardens, Warriston Drive.

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