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Lunchtime lecture

A Social History of a Royal Garden

Herbs growing in the Physic Garden

Map & directions

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
By car

There is a public car park adjacent to the Palace at Broad Pavement. Please visit the Historic Environment Scotland website for more details.

Accessible parking spaces are located on Horse Wynd, just outside the Palace, on a first-come first-serve basis.

By train

Edinburgh Waverley. The Palace is a 15 minute walk from the station.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is York Place. The Palace is a 20 minute walk from the station. Visit Edinburgh Trams for times and fares.

By coach / bus

Bus number 35 stops near the Palace.  Open-top tour buses stop nearby.

Limited free coach parking is available adjacent to the Palace. Alternative pay-and-display coach parking is available on nearby Regent Road.

By bike

A free-to-use public bicycle rack is located opposite the Scottish Parliament. Cycle hire stations are available nearby on both Holyrood Road and Abbeyhill, within a 5 minute walk of the Palace and The Queen’s Gallery. Visit Edinburgh Cycle Hire for details.

  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
    This event takes place in Abbey Strand Centre.
  • Next event: Friday, 23 Jun 2023
    1 upcoming event
  • 13:00 - 14:00
  • £5.00
  • Adults

Join Sally Goodsir, Curator of Decorative Arts, for a fascinating exploration of the gardens at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Discover the role the gardens have played as a space for recreation and inspiration over the centuries, as well as the vital importance of the people who have developed, cared for and maintained this special space. 

Please note this lecture does not include access to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Find out more about visiting the Palace.

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