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Encyclopedia > Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
The Palm House in the Royal Botanic Gardens
The Palm House in the Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is both a scientific institution and a tourist attraction. It was originally founded in 1670 as a physic garden to grow medicinal plants. Today it occupies four sites across ScotlandEdinburgh, Dawyck, Logan and Benmore – each with its own specialist collection. Image File history File links Palmhouse. ... Image File history File links Palmhouse. ... 1670 was a common year beginning on a Saturday in countries using the Julian calendar and a Wednesday in countries using the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I 843  Area    - Total 78... Edinburgh (pronounced ; Dùn Èideann () in Scottish Gaelic) is Scotlands capital, and its second-largest city. ... Logan Botanic Garden is a botanical garden located at the south-western tip of Scotland. ... Benmore Botanic Garden is a large botanic garden situated between Dunoon and Loch Eck, in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. ...

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History

The Edinburgh botanic garden was originally at Holyrood, and later Leith, but has been located at the Inverleith site since 1820. Its history ranges back to 1670, making it the second oldest botanic garden in Britain after Oxford's. In 1858 the Temperate Palm House was built, which remains the tallest in Britain to the present day. Inside the United States Botanic Garden Inside the Rio de Janeiro Botanic Garden (Brazil), 1890 Botanical gardens (in Latin, hortus botanicus) grow a wide variety of plants primarily categorized and documented for scientific purposes, but also for the enjoyment and education of visitors, a consideration that has become essential to... The name Holyrood may refer to: the official seat of the Scottish Parliament, or the Scottish Parliament Building Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh Holyrood Park near Edinburgh, facing the palace one of the areas of Edinburgh Holyrood is an anglicisation of the Scots haly ruid (holy cross). ... Former Royal Yacht Britannia is permanently moored at Leith harbour. ... Inverleith is a suburb of northern Edinburgh in Scotland. ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1670 was a common year beginning on a Saturday in countries using the Julian calendar and a Wednesday in countries using the Gregorian calendar. ... University of Oxford Botanic Garden, the oldest botanic garden in Great Britain, and the third oldest scientific garden in the world, was founded in 1621 as a physic garden growing plants for medicinal research. ... 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew A Palm House is a Greenhouse that is specialised for the growing of palms and other tropical and sub tropical plants. ...


The Garden at Edinburgh

The rock garden, circa 1990.
The rock garden, circa 1990.

Some features of the botanic garden at Edinburgh are: The rock garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. ... The rock garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. ...

  • Scottish Heath Garden
  • Woodland Garden
  • Peat Walls
  • Rock Garden
  • Chinese Hillside
  • Alpines
  • The Glasshouses

The garden, referred to by locals as "The Botanics", is a popular place to go for a walk, particularly with young families. Entry to the botanic garden is free.


See also

Gardens in Scotland is a link page for any garden or botanic garden in Scotland. ...

External links

  • Official Site
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Independent article with photographs

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (219 words)
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is both a scientific institution and a tourist attraction.
The Edinburgh botanic garden was originally at Holyrood, and later Leith, but has been located at the Inverleith site since 1820.
The garden, referred to by locals as "The Botanics", is a popular place to go for a walk, particularly with young families.
Edinburgh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (5679 words)
Edinburgh (pronounced [ˈɛdɪnb(ə)rə]; Dùn Èideann ([tuːn ˈeːtʃən]) in Scottish Gaelic) is the capital of Scotland and its second-largest city.
Edinburgh constitutes one of the 32 council areas of Scotland and, as such, is represented by the Edinburgh City Council, a local authority composed of 58 elected councillors, each representing an electoral ward in the city.
Edinburgh is a major transport hub in east central Scotland, and is the focus for many arterial road and rail routes that connect the city to the rest of Scotland and with England.
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