Gardens of Edinburgh Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

296704


Categories

Youth and Family, Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (conversational), German (fluent)

Visit the urban gardens, the Botanical Garden and the main parks


Join your private local guide for a unique insight into Edinburgh's gardens. It juxtaposes a private urban garden with Edinburgh's famous Botanical Gardens and a local allotment.
Every season has something to offer for the amateur gardener/botanist. Edinburgh's unique climate allows for a wonderful variety of plants and trees.
The Chinese Collection within the Botanical Gardens are renowned and will open your eyes to what kind of plants were brought over by various botanists during the ages and which we now regard as indiginous.
Scotland is famous for its rhododrons and azaleas which are particularly beautiful in May.

Itinerary

If you are an avid gardener or just enjoy seeing the green spaces of a capital city, this is the tour for you !
Edinburgh boasts some beautiful private urban gardens right in the heart of the New Town and we will start there, discovering the small pond and island which inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to write "Treasure Island". From here we stroll down to the Botanical Gardens where we have ample time to explore the different areas of this world famous plant collection. Depending on your interest, we can look at the rockery gardens, the Chinese collection or be amazed by the vast azalea and rhododendron plantings.
From here we cross a local park and visit Edinburgh's most famous allotment site at Inverleith and can see what amateur gardeners manage to grow in this climate.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The Stevenson House, 17 Heriot Row, Edinburgh, EH3 6HP

End location: The tour ends where it starts, right in the heart of the New Town (Stevenson House, 17 Heriot Row, Edinburgh, EH3 6HP). Alternatively you may wish to stay on in the Botanical Gardens.

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.

As this is a walking tour of Edinburgh, please be prepared for the weather. Sturdy footwear should be worn, as the ground will occasionally be uneven.

Transportation

Walking.
As this is a walking tour of Edinburgh, please be prepared for the weather. Sturdy footwear should be worn, as the ground will occasionally be uneven.

What’s Included

Private Guided Tour (3.5hrs)
Entrances to all three gardens, nothing else needed !

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 GBP - This is just for personal expenses, i.e. if you would like to purchase postcards or maybe even plants from the Botanical Gardens.

What’s Extra

public transport fees (adult one way ticket is £1.60) during the tour

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