Reviewed by Jennifer Anderson
We recently visit The Glasshouse at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh and as a family of 5 we had a lovely time there.
On arrival the people in the reception areas were very helpful and the Glasshouses themselves were really stunning. There are 10 different glasshouses each with different climates for different types of trees and plants. My 3 children thoroughly enjoyed themselves looking at all the different species that we don’t normally see in Scotland and loved exploring. There are a couple of fish ponds as well which they really liked.
The actual gardens themselves were lovely to walk around on a cold crisp January afternoon, with lots of very tame squirrels who actually went right up to my children if they stood still.
Parking was on the main road outside, and free on weekends.
We will definitely be going back, probably in the spring so we can see the difference in the plants in the gardens.
The glasshouses have a charge for adults but children under 16 go free. The rest of the gardens are free to walk around.
Tickets: Adult £5, Children 15 and under are FREE.
For more information visit www.rbge.org.uk/the-gardens/edinburgh/the-glasshouses.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR | 0131 552 7171