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Botanic Cottage - Royal Botanic Gardens

23 September 2017 (13.00-16.00)


The Botanic Cottage is a unique building providing an important insight into Edinburgh's botanical, social and built heritage. Designed by John Adam and James Craig, the cottage was built in 1765 to serve as the gateway to the botanic garden site on Leith Walk.

It served as the gardener?s home, teaching base and working lab for Professor John Hope, Regius Keeper, King's Botanist for Scotland and Professor of Botany. In 2008, the Cottage was saved from demolition.


Key Information

Guided tours.

  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 5NZ