Welcome to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh! We have a wide range of quality facilities in unique surroundings available for meetings, conferences and lectures, as well as for special occasions.
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh offers a magnificent and memorable setting with the manicured Garden offering a tranquil and peaceful urban escape, all within the centre of Edinburgh.
The fantastic new facility, the John Hope Gateway includes a 120 seat restaurant for day visitors, which in the evening transforms into an exclusive venue and magnificent event space for up to 200 guests. With stunning views overlooking the spectacular floodlit Biodiversity Garden and Inverleith House Lawn, this is a venue that will greatly enhance any visitor experience and create an day or evening not to be forgotten.
The Terrace Cafe, located high up by the Inverleith Lawn, allows for a quite evening event & has its own private terrace with breathtaking views across the city centre. The Terrace Cafe can accommodate up to 80 for an indoor event or 120 for a Summer BBQ or Drinks Reception.
Directions by car:
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh situated is off the A902, one mile north of the city centre, with entrances on Inverleith Row (East Gate) and Inverleith Place (North Gate).
Directions by public transport:
There are regular public bus services (Lothian Buses 8, 17, 23 or 27) to the East Gate on Inverleith Row. These buses also stop beside 20A Inverleith Row, the site of the Library, Herbarium, Laboratory and Administration buildings, as well as the Lecture Theatre and Meeting Rooms.
The nearest rail station is Edinburgh Waverley, which is only 1.5 miles away and is connected to the Garden by buses 8 and 17 (above).
Edinburgh Airport is 8 miles from the Garden. A frequent shuttle bus runs to and from the airport to the city centre.