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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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The autumn equinox arrives today and the nights will soon be drawing in. Brighten up autumn with tickets to Botanic Lights 2016.

#botaniclights #IAD2016
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Ipomoea indica, flowering in our Rainforest Riches glasshouse and displaying a gorgeous ocean blue.
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The yoschino cherry tree is coming into full bloom (near the East Gate). Spring is gathering pace! #Spring #RBGE
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Come along to the Botanics this Easter and take part in a host of fun activities for the whole family.
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A local visitor enjoying our Temperate Walkway!
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A place of tranquility in busy city
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Acer sieboldianum (native to Japan), putting on a magical display in yesterday's sun. #RBGE #Spring #Edinburgh
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Rhododendron Festival which was launched by the Glorious Gardens of
Argyll & Bute has this year been extended around the whole of the
country by Discover Scottish Gardens, Scotland’s garden tourism organisation.

Come and take a look at our rich range of Rhododendrons and celebrate their beauty.
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Magnolia Kobus flowering next to our magical Aeolian harp. Designed to be played by the wind and made from an elm tree which fell in the garden during a storm.

Mixture of natural and man made wonders.

#RBGE #Magnolia #Spring
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A variety of Rhododendrons are beginning to flower within the Botanics.
The Edinburgh collection is planted largely according to subsections. This gives visitors a good visual impression of the different groups, and allows rhododendron specialists to locate and compare closely-related plants easily.

Each as uniquely beautiful as the next.
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Sequoiadendron giganteum. These giant redwoods were planted in 1920 and the area named John Muir grove to commemorate all he has done for forest conservation. ‪#‎JohnMuir‬‬ ‪#‎ScotSpirit‬
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Our garden guide snowdrop walks start this Friday (12th February) at 11am at the John Hope Gateway. The walks are part of VisitScotland's Scottish Snowdrop Festival.
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The Terrace Café will close on Monday 8 February for a major refurbishment of its interior. We apologise for the inconvenience. The planned improvements will considerably enhance the internal layout and visitor experience. The Café is due to reopen late March.

Whilst the Café remains closed, the East Gate Coffee Bar will be open as usual as will the Gateway Restaurant at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

We very much look forward to welcoming you at the new look Terrace Café in the near future.
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Arboretum Place Edinburgh EH3 5NZ UK
Arboretum PlaceGBEdinburghEH3 5NZ
+44 131 248
Botanical Garden, Tourist AttractionToday 10AM–5PM
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Manicured 70-acre gardens with palm house and temporary exhibitions, kids' events, tours and cafes.- Google
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"So far all this tasted like a meal in a stingy care home."
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Tom Erlandsen
in the last week
Went for the Botanic Lights show - wow. Amazing experience, well set up and thoroughly worth the money. Cannot recommend highly enough! Note: visiting the gardens is normally free, but the light show is ticketed and has limited capacity. If you get a chance to do the light show you absolutely should!
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kevin thomson
a week ago
Fantastic scenery all year round and has wonderful hothouse to keep you warm on a winters day. As a keen amateur photographer have spent many hours getting some beautiful shots really close up.
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Twis Ted
2 weeks ago
Always a beautiful day out. Impeccably maintained gardens. A special mention to Gavin, the man at the desk in the glasshouse who pointed out the noteworthy attractions with enthusiasm despite having done so numerous times already and to the man looking after the plants in the arid area who was happy to chat and share information as he worked.
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Lorraine Fleming
a week ago
Great place to take the kids for a free day out. Often have special events throughout the year such as Easter Egg Hunts and food festivals around autumn. Great place to learn about plants from around the world and explore nature
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Raymond Yongxin ZHOU
in the last week
The botanic garden itself is ok. I have seen better one. But the glasshouse is extremely impressive. Worth every penny u spent. 100% recommend to anyone who comes to Edinburgh.
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Michael Clift
2 months ago
Truly magnificent gardens close to the centre of Edinburgh. Plants from around the world, neatly trimmed grass and a hot house full of tropical loveliness. Any one interested in gardens, gardening or plants really needs to spend a day just wandering around and taking in the spectacle of the Botanical Gardens. About 20 - 30 minute stroll from the city centre, but plenty of buses take you to the door. A truly wonderful place to visit when in town.
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Michal Růžička
2 months ago
The most beautiful botanic garden I have ever been in. So far I liked most the botanic garden in Melbourne, Australia, but this one is even better. Definitely must see place. There is free entrance to the garden itself but I definitely recommend to pay the few pounds and see also the green houses. There are very nice too.
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Clarissa Moditz
3 months ago
Season to season, the Botanics are always changing. But my love for this place never wavers, as even in the quiet of winter there's something to see here. Wicked sharp monkey puzzle trees, blooming rhododendrons, the giant leaves of rhubarb, to even the smallest of alpine plants, it's all here. For a small fee you can enter into the sizeable greenhouses on site (worth a venture! There's giant lilypads!!), but entry into the gardens themselves is free. Great for families looking for interaction for children, botany enthusiasts, photographers, and solo wanderers alike, and wheelchair friendly to boot! So go, young grasshoppers. Go forth and enjoy!!
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