Venue DescriptionThe Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) welcomes all visitors and aims to provide the best possible access to everyone in order that they enjoy their visit to our Garden whether it is for a walk, a guided tour, an event or exhibition, meal, meeting or conference. We provide: Accessible toilets in our visitor centre, restaurants and in the Garden. Mobility scooters and wheelchairs for visitors to use. Seating at regular interviews throughout the Garden. Water for assistance dogs in our restaurants. Pen, paper and magnifying glass at our Visitor Welcome desk.
There are two Garden entrances: the West Gate at Arboretum Place and the East Gate at Inverleith Row. The West Gate is the main entrance to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, where the John Hope Gateway visitor centre is located. The step-free entrance is wheelchair accessible. Note, there is a foot mat at the gate which protects the Garden’s plants from external plant diseases. The information desk at the entrance has a lowered section to the till point, a hearing loop and four motorised scooters and three wheelchairs for visitors to use. If possible, please book in advance.
Accessibility Guide Link: http://www.rbge.org.uk/accessibility
Access Statement Link: http://www.rbge.org.uk/assets/files/Gardens/Access%20Statement%20updated%2026%20Nov%2014.pdf
Our team of volunteer Garden Guides conduct tours around the Garden at 11am and 2pm every day, from 1 April to 30 October. Tours last 90 minutes and we always try to tailor the tour to meet the specific needs of the group. If you would like to enjoy a guided tour, please call in advance to discuss your needs on 0131 248 2909.
VisitScotland 5 Star Visitor Attraction, VisitScotland Green Tourism Gold Award,
Accessible toilets are available at various points throughout the garden.
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is part of the VisitScotland Accessible Tourism Steering Group and aims to continue to enhance its offering to those with specific needs. Our future plans include holding more events which highlight our accessibility and to provide disability awareness training to our staff.
The venue says it has...
- Accessible Format
- Disabled Access
- Easy Read
- Induction Loop
- Disabled Parking
- Access Statement
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