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Herbarium & Library Building - Royal Botanic Gardens

Door open days

29 September 2018 (13.00-16.00)


The terrazzo and glass Herbarium & Library building overlooks the NE corner of the Garden. Opened in 1964 and extended in 2005-6, it houses one of Europe's largest botanical libraries and a collection of around 3 million preserved plant and fungi specimens supporting the Garden's global research, conservation and education programmes.


Key Information

Wheelchair access with assistance.

Tours, short film on Hugh Cleghorn, a significant figure in botany and forestry in India during the second half of the 19th century, stewards/volunteers at key points.


Where to find us

  • 20A Inverleith Row
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 5LR