Edinburgh Botanic Gardens Parking
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Edinburgh is the bustling capital on the hill in Scotland and the Royal Edinburgh Botanic gardens is a focal point to any tourist or visitor to the Scottish capital. It houses a stunning 350 year old living collection, founded by two doctors who researched pharmaceutical plants in 1670.
Edinburgh botanic gardens, or as it’s locally known as the Botanics, is remarkable no matter what season you visit. It is located one mile North of the heart of the city, in over 70 luscious acres of gorgeous terrain and prides itself on the magnificent 360 degree views across the city’s skyline. Showcasing up to 10,000 plant species, some of the top features are the Woodland Garden, the Arboretum, the Chinese Hillside, Rhododendron collection and Rock garden to name a few. Housed within the gardens are also three eateries; the Gate Coffee Bar, Terrace Cafe and The Gateway restaurant to satisfy your hunger cravings.
Entry is free into the Edinburgh botanic gardens and all areas except the 10 glasshouses can be explored freely. Within the houses are well over 2,400 plants which originate from multiple countries, landscapes include the Amazon rainforest, Australian forest and Arabian deserts.
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Parking at Edinburgh Botanic gardens
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, offers a limit of six blue badge disabled parking bays, these are found to the left of the West Gate entrance on Arboretum Place. Parking is free for those who use these bays and display their blue badges.
There is no standard public parking, however there is on street parking in the vicinity of the Botanics.
Arboretum Place, Inverleith Terrace and Inverleith row provide free parking on Saturday’s and Sunday’s and there is a charge during the week; Monday through Friday.
- £2.00 per hour
- Maximum stay is 6 hours.
- There are 116 pay and display spaces readily available.
- £2.00 per hour
- Maximum stay is 4 hours
- There are 26 pay and display spaces
- £2.00 per hour
- Maximum stay is 4 hours
- There are 86 shared spaces
Blue badge holders parking in any of the pay and display bays can park for free, as long as their valid blue badge is displayed at all times.
Full information on car parking can be found on the Edinburgh council page.
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The nearest train station is Waverley Station around 1.2 miles away from the Botanic Gardens. A 7 minute car ride, 15 minute bus journey and a 25 minute walk.
The station has trains to cities around Scotland, as well as direct trains into England’s capital London Kings Cross and Euston station.
Trainline has all the necessary information required for making journeys.
The Edinburgh botanic gardens can be accessed from various entry points.
Lothian buses stopping near West Gate are served by 24, 29 and 42.
Buses 8, 23 and 27 serve the East Gate.
The Lothian buses have full details on journey planning and bus timetables.
Edinburgh botanic gardens can be reached by major motorways. The M8 from Glasgow, A1 from North East England, the midlands and London.
The sat nav postcode is: EH3 5LR, seek google maps or AA journey planner on the best route to the Botanic gardens.
It is a 25-minute walk to the Botanic gardens from Waverly train station.
It is a 22-minute drive from Edinburgh airport to the botanic gardens and a 54 minute bus ride (2 stops). The airport has arrivals and departures to England and across Europe.
Disabled Parking at Edinburgh Botanic gardens
The Edinburgh botanic gardens offer 6 free first come first serve disabled spaces, close to the West Gate entrance. These can be used by those who display blue badges in their vehicles at all times.
There is plenty of on street parking like Arboretum place and Inverleith Row and Terrace. Parking in any onsite bays is free to disabled blue badge holders.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to Edinburgh Botanic gardens, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
Electric vehicle charging stations are available at several locations in Edinburgh. The closest ones to Edinburgh Botanic gardens are:
- Tesco Superstore Broughton Road
- Shell Recharge Waitrose Circle
A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
Overnight, Weekends & Bank Holidays
Parking in numerous on street bays within Edinburgh and the vicinity of the Botanic gardens, is free over the weekend. For further details visit the council page for Edinburgh below: http://edinburgh.cdmf.info/public/onstreet/list.htm
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What is the address for Edinburgh Botanic gardens?
It is: 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR
Is the Edinburgh Botanic gardens free of charge to visit?
Yes, entry into the botanic gardens is free, except the Glasshouses which are charged at £5.50 for an adult, £4.50 for concessions and free of charge for children up to the age of 15 years old.
Is there parking at Edinburgh botanic gardens?
There is no onsite parking, however there are 3 main on street parking places very close to the entrances of the Edinburgh botanic gardens; Arboretum place, Inverleith Row and Terrace, for £2.00 per hour.
Is there a train station near the botanic gardens?
Waverley train station is Edinburgh city's main station and is only a 15 minute bus journey or a leisurely 25 minute walk.
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