Royal Botanic Garden
- Type: Parks and Gardens, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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The 70-acre Royal Botanic Garden is located just north of the city center and blossoms with flowers like rhododendrons and azaleas. According to Frommer's, "This is one of the grandest gardens in all of Great Britain, which is certainly saying something." Among the famous rhododendrons, travelers will also find a Chinese garden, a rock garden, an art venue called Inverleith House, and a relatively new visitors' center that comes complete with exhibits on biodiversity.
Recent travelers enjoyed wandering the gardens and picnicking in them; one TripAdvisor user also recommends the Terrace Café (located inside Inverleith House). The garden is free of admission, except for the greenhouses, which do charge a small fee.