Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Address: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, West Gate, Arboretum Place, EH3 5NZ Telephone: 0330 1233 885

Room Capacities

Theatre Boardroom Cabaret Classroom Dinner Dinner Dance Reception
Caledonian Hall and Pavilion 120 70 70 36 100 150
Inverleith Lawn Marquee 600 500 750
John Hope Gateway 120 110 120 70 200 800
The David Douglas Room 40 20 30 25 40 50
Lecture Theatre 240
Conference Room 100 30 40 40 80 150


By Road

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is situated off the A902, one mile north of the

city centre, with entrances on Inverleith Row (East Gate) and Arboretum Place (West

Gate and John Hope Gateway).

Extensive parking is available around the perimeter of the Garden and on adjacent

side streets. Parking is free at weekends and evenings, but is metered Mondays to

Fridays between 8.30am and 5.30pm. 

Disabled parking bays: There is disabled parking available at the John Hope Gateway

(West Gate) on Arboretum Place.


There are regular public bus services (Lothian Buses 8, 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 East Gate of the Garden, and the Administration buildings, are all very close to

the National Cycle Network Route 75, a dedicated traffic-free cycle path. The City of

Edinburgh Council has installed additional bicycle racks at the Garden entrances. The

bicycle racks are located at Inverleith Row and Arboretum Place and are for use by

visiting cyclists.

By Rail

The nearest rail station is Edinburgh Waverley, which is only 1.5 miles away and is

connected to the Garden by Lothian Buses service 8.