14 November 2017

Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

After a brief visit to Edinburgh earlier this year, I decided to head back and explore some more of the city. Arriving at lunch time, we walked about 20 minutes from the train station to the Royal Botanic Gardens where we had dinner in the café there. Entry into the gardens was slightly cheaper than usual as some of the areas were closed. The Royal Botanic Gardens were founded in 1670; the gardens cover 70 acres and are home to over 13,000 different plant species.

There are so many different parts of the garden to walk around – the Victorian Palm House, Glasshouses and Rock Garden to name a few. The Glasshouses are home to 10 zones (3 of which were closed) and are host to different collections including lots of cacti in the Arid Lands. My camera steamed up in the rainforest zone!

Outside we walked around the grounds that were in full bloom with pumpkins growing and splashes of autumn colours.

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