Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The four Gardens of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) cover various terrains across Scotland and together constitute one of the richest plant collections on Earth.

Why you’ll love visiting us

Our four remarkable Gardens are all richly landscaped and together display more than 15,000 species of plants, reflecting the international work of RBGE in some 80 countries around the world. Each garden offers differing terrain, soils and climate:

  • the ‘Botanics’ near the heart of Edinburgh city centre
  • mountain-side Benmore, in Argyll
  • Logan, on the Gulf-Stream-warmed peninsula of Galloway
  • Dawyck, in the rolling countryside of the Scottish Borders.

Acting as a dip-in encyclopedia of the plant world, the Gardens of RBGE, and the many events they host, present visitors with an excellent opportunity for relaxation and inspiration throughout the changing seasons.

Our mission

Founded in 1670, RBGE is a world-renowned centre for plant research, conservation and education.

Working in partnership with locally based governments and conservation organisations from Nepal to Chile and Iraq to Belize, RBGE scientists and horticulturists are spearheading major projects including the creation of new botanic gardens, training for sustainable forestry and returning endangered plants to their native habitats. RBGE continues to identify new species at an average of one per week.


Dawyck Botanic Garden

Explore the RBGE's garden in the Scottish Borders.