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Short talk

The Story of the Physic Garden: Doors Open Day

Abbey Strand and Physic Garden
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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
  • Daily (Saturday, 25 Sep 2021 - Sunday, 26 Sep 2021)
  • 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00
  • Free
  • Short talks will take place in the Physic Garden located behind the Abbey Strand building.
Physic Garden, Palace of Holyroodhouse


This year as part of Doors Open Day join us in the Physic Garden for a short talk exploring the historic roots of this special space, together with a brief account of just some of the many lives of Abbey Strand, the fascinating building overlooking the garden. 

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