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The Royal Botanic Garden

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A tour of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh in pictures with the minimum of text to read, ENJOY!

but best to visit the real thing!

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh's collections include Alpine Plants, Chinese Hillside, Cryptogamic Garden, The Glasshouses, Palm House, Temperate Palms, Tropical Palms, Orchids and Cycads, Ferns and Fossils, Plants and people (including Giant Water Lily pond), Temperate lands, Rainforest Riches, Arid Lands, Montane tropical house (including Carnivorous plants), Wet Tropical House, Peat Walls, The Queen Mother's memorial garden, Rock Garden, Scottish Heath Garden, Woodland Garden.

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is the most wonderful place to walk around at any time of the year.

 

The entrance to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

 

The 'metallic' sculptured gate entrance to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

 

The cafe in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

 

Native Scottish plants of a shingle beach re-created in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

 

Glorious flower and shrub beds to walk around in Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

 

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Part of the rock garden of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

 

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Plants of North America in Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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Primulaceae, Primula alpicola var. alba from south-east Tibet

 

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The stumpery wooded garden in Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

 

Some old tree stumps in the stumpery of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

 

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The Chinese Connection of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

 

 

 

 

Pinaceae, Cedrus deodara from the Himalayas in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

 

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh's John Hope Gateway entrance to visitor centre and restaurant

 

 

 

 

The visitor and education centre in Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

 

Interesting fabricated wood fittings

 

Illustrating global diversity in Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, with audiovisual backup!

 

 

 

 

 

You can buy plants directly from Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

 

 

An interesting restaurant design in Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

 

 

 

Pinaceae, Larix x eurolepis (kaempferi x decidua) from Scotland

 

 

 

Student plots in Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

 

 

 

The Botanic Cottage

 

Images of the herb garden of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

 

 

 

The herbology physic garden project of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

 

The scarecrows of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

 

 

 

Compositae, Artemisia 'Valerie Finnis' and labiatae, Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant'

 

The lovely Palm House of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

 

The Palm House of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a fine looking building

 

The Glasshouse Palm House!

 

 

 

Plants of the tufa wall of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

 

Polemoniaceae, phlox grayi from south-west USA

 

 

 

Britain's biggest plant fossil in Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, a fossilised (petrified) tree trunk dating from 320-340 million years ago in the Carboniferous Period.

 

 

The Flanders fields of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

 

 

 

another example of pinaceae, cedrus deodara from the Himalayas in Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

 

In the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, a hardy tree species, 'Caucasian Wingnut', Pterocarya fraxinifolia

 

 

 

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