…where the grass is greener
Edinburgh is famous for its beauty. It is known around the world for its intricate architecture and unique buildings and streets. You just need to take on look at Edinburgh’s Old Town to figure out why tourists are attracted to the stunningly, well-kept buildings.
However, an often overlooked attribute to Edinburgh’s beauty, are its many gardens.
Princes Street Gardens
Princes Street Gardens is located in the centre of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site, tucked between New Town and Old Town. It is listed in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland and has geological and botanical scientific interest. However, it hasn’t always been a beautiful public garden. No, you see, it has a dark past from when it was known as Nor’ Loch.
Princes Street Gardens is right opposite Old Waverley Hotel
Dr. Neil’s Garden
Dr Neils Garden, or, Edinburgh’s Secret Garden as it is often referred to, is one of the most stunning gardens in Scotland today. It lays next to the lovely Duddingston Kirk at the foot of Arthurs Seat. You will spend hours admiring the care, dedication and imagination that comes with this garden.
Dr Neils Garden is at the foot of Arthurs Seat, near to Holyrood ApartHotel
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is one of the finest botanic gardens in the world – and rightly so. The gardens offer its visitors peace and tranquillity as they immerse themselves in the 72-acres of stunning scenery. A visit to these gardens will surely be a treat and pleasure for all the family. But, it’s more than just unusual plants and nature. The Garden also offers fantastic views of the famous Edinburgh skyline, featuring sights such as Edinburgh Castle. You also don’t have to worry about getting a bus, car or tram to this beautiful garden as it is only 1 mile from the city centre and is a lovely walk.
The Royal Botanic Gardens is located near Inverleith which is a short walk from The Howard Hotel
Dunbar’s Close on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh’s Old Town is a hidden gem. The garden has been laid out in the style and character of a 17th-century garden.
Dunbar’s Close is located just off the famous Royal Mile which is a few minutes away from Holyrood ApartHotel
Malleny Gardens is a hidden delight on the outskirts of Edinburgh. It plays host to a luscious 3-acre walled garden set in a landscape of woodland, with colourful herbaceous borders and collections of old roses. You will be able to surround yourself with clipped yew trees planted in the 17th Century along with delightfully scented flowers.
Malleny Gardens is located on the outskirts of Edinburgh. So, if you wish to visit, you will need to arrange transport.
If you’re staying at one of our hotels, we’ll be happy to help arrange this for you.