Royal Botanic Garden

Royal Botanic Garden

Royal Botanic Gardens (Edinburgh)

Address: Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh, EH3 5NZ

The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh.

Ever seen a more beautiful garden than the Royal Botanic Garden? Mind you I’ve not been to Kew Gardens yet, but this place was truly a memorable one. This garden had such a peaceful environment and stunning plants to capture on camera. My family and I truly enjoyed our experience exploring the garden, which took most of our afternoon visit here. Be ready to spend a full if not at least half a day here as there is so much to explore and see.

After you walk past the main store entrance and through the sliding doors, you see a rainforest of plants. The scenery just gets better and better as you walk through the garden and a small bridge. For the tourist, coming over to Edinburgh beside checking out the main hotspot, like the castle etc. This garden is a place to tick off your bucket list, as it’s different, where you can just relax and admire the beautiful nature with your friends/family.

The Garden in Edinburgh estimates to over 70 acres and a huge glasshouse range. On a warm day, you can explore many features around the garden that show plants from all regions of the world and climate zones. On a rainy day, the glasshouses are a perfect getaway to spend a day surrounded by greens and not freeze in the hills. Although you have to pay a small fee to roam around inside, which comes around to £5.50, very reasonable for what you see inside the glasshouse. It’s totally worth it, I have to say, as you have an insight of the glasshouse and the plants here are extraordinary, very similar to Kew gardens.

As you walk deeper into the gardens you will walk past a huge sliver glasshouse complex. This is where the stunning glasshouse is located, with lots of hidden gems inside, truly great for the photographers.

Glasshouse at Botanic Garden

Glasshouse at Botanic Garden

This cute and beautiful looking cottage is just around the corner from the glasshouse and it had such a nice framing. Around the cottage, you get to see lots of different vegetable and fruits being grown.


Cottage at Botanic Garden


Pretty Cottage at The Botanic Garden


Walk through a pathaway of trees


Capturing a person walking through the forest pathway at the Botanic Garden

Below the images are the stunning looking main entrance I captured to the glasshouse at the Botanic Garden. You can sit on the benches before you go into, particularly on a sunny day it’s perfect. People are always trying to grab that perfect picture for their gram or to share with their circles, so at times it was difficult to capture the area being empty. Nevertheless, I did manage to capture some really nice shot of the glasshouse.

Outside view of the Glasshouse

Beautiful view of the Glasshouse (Captured on my Sony Alpha A6000)

Far view of the glasshouse at the Royal Botanic Garden

By far the most gorgeous looking pond inside the glasshouse. A true hidden gem, walking around the edge of the pond you can capture the prettiest shots from various angles.

A stunning lily pond inside the glasshouse

Lily Pond

Palm tree inside the glasshouse


Trees inside the Glasshouse of The Royal Botanic Garden

Some of the stunning plants inside the glasshouse

Colourful Palm Tree at the entrance of the glasshouse

Goldfishes swimming inside the pond

After our little tour of the glasshouse and watching the fishes swimming around giving us a stare. I assume waiting to be fed, but further down outside of the glasshouse, I saw a colourful row of flower beds, which looked really picturesque. There were sunflowers, pink rose, lavender and many others. Just around on the other side, they have the cottage and vegetables being grown.


Pink Roses

Nephew posing away

A very happy nephew at the royal botanic garden

A colourful row of flowers at the Botanic garden

Pink Roses


One of my favourite capture from the day was with my nephew and this close-up of the sunflower. Overall, I loved the gardens and I would highly recommend visiting the royal botanic garden if you ever visit Edinburgh or Glasgow. As it’s FREE!! Yes! FREE to visit!

Make sure to add this to your list of tours as they so much to capture and explore here. They have a cafe area to dine or have a tea time break, which we did halfway through our walk around the garden. Next year I’m hoping to make a visit to the Kew Gardens in the summer and check out the hype of the garden. As I’ve seen and heard many great things, but just not got around to visiting. Until then, enjoy the gallery of shots and my YouTube video from here, which is now uploaded.

Thanks for reading my blog post, hope you the enjoy my Instagram posts and the YouTube Vlog too! Feel free to subscribe and follow me on Instagram. Also, leave your comments with your thoughts about this place! 🙂

Adil Musa


1 Comment

  1. Adil Musa
    15/09/2018 / 5:50 PM

    Have you been to the Botanic Gardens? what are your thoughts?

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