Thursday, 8 March 2012

EDINBURGH: Royal Botanical Gardens

It was a year ago this week that me and the boy were holidaying in Edinburgh. I was on a bit of a hiatus with my blog at the time and never posted one of my favorite places we went too - the Royal Botanical Gardens and this is where we went one year ago to this day. Don't get me wrong I'm not green fingered in the slightest and I never thought I would have enjoyed this place at all - we only popped in because we were heading back from the Royal ship Britannia and it was on the same bus route. But if your ever in the Edinburgh suburbs its more then worthy of a visit. The greenhouses are full of the most amazing selection of flowers and trees, with ponds and fish set in a huge landscaped garden. There's even shops and restaurants to keep you entertained even more. Between us we took over 150 photographs - you can always tell how much we like something by the amount of photographs we take!

Since visiting the gardens I've developed a bit of a love for the huge conservatory greenhouses and wandering around them. Most of all they tend to be really cheap places to visit and at least they offer somewhere dry on a rainy day.

Have you ever visited the gardens or Edinburgh? Where are your favorite places to sight-see?

24 comments:

  1. Aww I love it there! Glad you guys had a lovely time! :)

    I have a date with my friend there that is paused (and has been for months!) until we have gaps in our schedules! It will be so pretty when spring fully kicks in! :)

    Zoë x

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    1. The flowers were just starting to come through this time last year but it was lovely enough. I can imagine it being so busy in the warmer months!

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  2. Wow so pretty...I really have to travel more...I'm missing out on so much beauty! =)

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    1. Scotland is a gorgeous country if you ever get the chance to go there. so much beauty and history.

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  3. the floral pitures are really nice =D
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  4. so beautiful! i just adore gardens so much!! and i really need to travel more!
    xo TJ

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    1. I could say the same about seeing more of America.

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  5. wow you're a great photographer, those pictures are really good! you have a lovely blog! following you now!
    x
    Kristina

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    1. Thank you Kristina, I get a bit "photo happy" as I call it when I get to a place I really like!

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  6. Such a gorgeous place! I`v never been there and this really makes me want to go. I`1v been to some gardens in Ireland so I suppose travelling to England would be worth it)

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    1. I love the gardens in Ireland too - they tend to be a lot quieter then the ones in the UK with tourists at least!

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  7. ooooh the place looks beautiful. And your photos of all the blooms are just lovely!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  8. It look fabulous! I love wandering around a garden or a park. When we're in India we always hunt down the old Colonial gardens there. x

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    1. I bet they are beautiful in India but it would be lovely to see all the exotic flowers in their natural landscape.

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  9. Gorgeous. I love the pic of the green house the best. Reminds me of Harry Potter ha ha. xx

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    1. Old greenhouses have such a beauty to them!

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  10. ohhh i love the greenhouse! i think greenhouses like that are so gorgeous!!

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    1. I love just how big they are, especially when you see fully grown tree's inside!

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  11. I keep meaning to visit my nearest Botanical gardens, it's always appealed to me xxx

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  12. I love gardens! and this one looks incredible. I hope I can go one day.
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