Visiting us during Covid-19
Connect with nature and enjoy the wonderful world of plants during these challenging times.
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is open for outdoor recreation and exercise. Please abide by the latest Scottish Government guidance on meeting others and travel.
All visits require a time slot ticket, booked online in advance.
The John Hope Gateway visitor centre, including the Botanics Shop, is open. All visitors to the Botanics Shop need to book a time slot ticket to visit.
All other public buildings, including the Glasshouses, are closed. A takeaway catering service is available within the Garden.
The Regional Gardens are open for local outdoor recreation and exercise.Book your time slot
All visitors to the Edinburgh Garden, including our members, carers, children and babies, must book a time slot ticket in advance. Unfortunately, if you do not hold a time slot ticket, you will not be able to enter the Garden. Tickets are released every Thursday for the following week only.
For more information on visiting during Coronavirus, see our FAQ's.
Helping to protect you during your visit
We have introduced a number of health and safety measures to protect and reassure you when you visit our Gardens.
- You will receive a warm welcome at a distance.
- Visitor capacity will be monitored to facilitate physical distancing.
- There are hand sanitiser units at entrances and other points within the Garden.
- There are protection screens at receptions.
- Contactless payments only.
- PPE is available for our staff. Face coverings are now mandatory in all enclosed spaces, including the toilet facilities.
- There is helpful, directional signage within the boundaries of the Garden.
- Please observe two metre physical distancing.
- Toilets, including additional temporary facilities, are open but please observe maximum limits.
For more information, please refer to our FAQs.
Please note that our events, exhibitions and short course programme has been severely disrupted. Further details about forthcoming online events can be found in the What’s On and Education sections of the website.
Support us today, safeguard our future
As a charity, we need your support more than ever before. Whilst our four Gardens were closed, we lost a large proportion of vital income which helps to fund our international research and conservation work. Please consider joining our support community by becoming a member or make a donation to help us to protect the world of plants.