Saturday 4 July 2020

A Visit to the Botanic Gardens

Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Gardens have been  closed since the beginning of lockdown but have re-opened in the last couple of days. We managed to book a time-slot to visit today (you can book a visit here). Some areas of the garden are only accessible via a one way system and the cafe and restaurant are not yet open (though the toilets and shop are).

It was very rainy today but it was lovely to see the planted wildflower meadows looking beautiful, particularly as it is National Meadows Day today!

The lime (linden) trees are in bloom and smell wonderful

The demonstration wildlife friendly gardens are in bloom at the moment (and the camomile smells amazing!)

You can wander down the Scottish Tree Trail

And the rest of the gardens are as picturesque as ever


RG said...

What a nice relaxer!!!

We will suffer through another fireworks-loud night thanks to you guys losing the fight so long ago..

Jeff said...

I never made it there, but I have been at the botanical gardens in Glasgow. I'm glad they're reopened and you were able to spend some time there.

Lowcarb team member said...

Pleased you got a time slot …
I enjoyed your photographs.

Have a good weekend.

All the best Jan

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great walk in these beautiful gardens and very interesting that you book times to visit.... we are so behind the curve on things over here. I enjoyed also your book review and tree following post above. Always good to catch up with you.