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Physic Gardens of Edinburgh

Women in the Physic Garden, Palace of Holyroodhouse
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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 will be live streamed from the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Edinburgh Zoo.
  • Thursday, 5 Aug 2021
  • 19:00 - 20:00 BST
  • Free
bundles of herbs drying on the steps of Abbey Strand

Harvested herbs and plants drying on the steps of Abbey Strand ©

Join speakers from The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, and Edinburgh Zoo to explore the roots, shoots, and stories of three Physic Gardens growing in locations across the city of Edinburgh.

Find out how the seventeenth-century roots of Holyrood garden blossomed into the modern Royal Botanic Garden, and discover the practical and nutritional benefits of the garden at the Zoo.

As well as exploring the distinct histories, identities and purposes of each modern garden space, this event will also trace the theme of health and wellbeing common throughout the three gardens, and will include an opportunity for audience questions. 

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