Every city can be proud of their botanic gardens, but few deserve to boast about their beauty like Edinburgh. Located only a mile from the city centre, the gardens come not only with a cornucopia of plant life, but with unforgettable views. Alongside ten glasshouses, each home to plant life from around the globe, there’s also a showcase of native flora.
There’s more than just thistles in Scotland! In Edinburgh’s botanic garden, you’ll find everything from plants that survive in the driest desert to palms that flourish in the tropics. Make sure to check out the Chinese hillside and the rhododendron collection while you’re there.