Edinburgh's Royal Botanical Gardens
50 yds from the Inverleith Hotel.
Whilst staying at the Inerleith, why not experience the wonders
of the plant kingdom in Scotlands Premier Garden. Over 28 hectares
of beautifully landscaped grounds, plant collections from around
the world, and those native to Scotland.
There is a stimulating programme of events and exhibitions throughout
the year. Inverleith House, an award winning gallery, explains
science through art and the gardens offer education themed displays
in the Exhibition Hall.
The Chinese Garden. A magnificent wild-origin collection that
is acknowledged to be the largest outside China.
The Heath Garden recreates both the plantings and landscape found
naturally in the scottish highlands. The Inverleith hotel overlooks
the Scottish Pine trees in this section.
The famous Rock Garden is home to over 5000 alpine plants which,
along with the beautiful and rare gems in the Alpine House and
Courtyard, make the garden a magnet for the alpine enthusiast.
The Botanics Shop at the West Gate has a specially selected range
of gifts, books and plants. The Terrace Cafe, with its views of
the city skyline, serves delicious hot and cold food daily.
Consisting of 10 houses, the magnificent Glasshouses include Britain's
tallest Palm House, which leads you on an intriguing journey
through the tropical and temperate regions of the world.
The Tropical Aquatic House displays some well-known and economically
important plants including bananas and rubber as well as familiar
The world's largest collection of vioreya rhdodendrons, which
originate from the mountains of New Guinea and Borneo, is on display
in the Peat and Rock House. These beautiful species share their
house with plants that feed on insects!
Whether you are an academic enthusiast, amateur gardner or simply
a guest who enjoys pleasant surroundings we are sure you will benefit
from a vist to the Gardens if staying at the Inverleith.