Royal Botanic Garden
- Telephone 0131 248 2909
- Opening times Mar–Sep daily 10am–6pm; Feb & Oct daily 10am–5pm; Nov–Jan daily 10am–4pm.
- Admission Free; glasshouse entry £4.50 (£3.50; children £1; family £9).
- Website www.rbge.org.uk
Just one mile from the city centre, this idyllic oasis of greenery covers over 70 acres and features horticultural specimens from around the world. Among these, the Scottish Heath Garden and the Rock Garden are fantastic examples of conservation and exhibition. Tremendously popular with everyone from young families out for a stroll to pensioners taking the air, the Botanics has several attractions including Inverleith House, an 18th century building which is now home to one of the city's leading art galleries; the majestic glasshouses, that allow visitors to explore ten distinct climactic zones; and the John Hope Gateway, a state-of-the-art biodiversity and information centre completed in 2009. The Terrace café and Gateway Restaurant serve hot and cold food daily. Several function rooms and halls are available to hire for private events. The Botanics also hosts various arts events, including selections from the International Science Festival and the Festival Fringe.
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Thirty years of children, young people and Circus. Join A & FIC as it celebrates its 30th anniversary and 18 years at the Fringe with a magnificent cavalcade of circus. A cracking cornucopia of music, magic and mayhem performed by the talented young people of A & FIC, driven by the ghosts of members past - those…
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Blue Lotus: Summer
Dance Ihayami. Combining contemporary and classical Indian dance, classical music composed by Ash Madni and elements of audience participation, Blue Lotus: Summer explores the connection between Indian dance and the natural environment, reflecting the changing seasons. As human beings, we interact with our environment…
UK Youth Circus Network. The UK Youth Circus Network was founded on World Circus Day on 16th April 2011. It exists to support young people in their quest to change the face of youth circus in the UK through a National Youth Circus Forum. It is fully represented with members from Wales, England, Scotland, Northern…
Head in the Clouds
Cirrus the dog has a serious job: he has to keep watch on the sheep. What to do when they lose themselves, drifting amongst the dancing clouds? How can he help these woolly-headed dreamers get back down to earth? Designed for 0-3 year olds and their families, this is theatre that surrounds with sound, touch and visual…
Fri 2 Aug
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World of Palms
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Showcasing the current state of knowledge concerning the biodiversity of the spectacular palm family, this exhibition takes you on a journey through the discovery, collection, study, display and uses of palms. A touring exhibition from the Botanical Museum Berlin - Dahlem in…