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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

9 reviews of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh


A haven for tropical flora

The Scottish botanical garden consists of 10 greenhouses, varied and contrasting, which showcase the diversity of the planet's warmer climates. When I visited, they were partially closed to decorate for Chinese New Year, but generally they are open daily, and admission is 3 pounds (the rest of the botanical garden is free). Everything inside, the temperature and humidity levels, is controlled by computer, and a vast number of plants thrive here, with extremely rare plants from the island of Soqotra, between Yemen and Somalia. Many of these plants are used for scientific research, and you'll find the largest collection of rhododendrons in the world, as well as orchids, palms and other plants from hot, humid climates.

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Fátima G Marques

A very special visit

You can see blooms throughout the year, beginning with Himalayan flowers in January/February. Admire sequollas of North America and their incredible height, tracts of lilies, crocuses on the lawn, dahlias, spring poppies - beautiful colors and shapes and a delight for the senses. The castle on the rock at the bottom and seasonal changes increase the chromatic richness of place making a very special visit.

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