Wednesday 15th July 2020,
North Edinburgh Community News

Botanic Gardens to reopen on July 1

The Botanic Gardens will reopen their doors to visitors after being closed since March. 

They made the announcement today as the Scottish Government confirmed we are now moving into Phase 2 of the exit plan from lockdown. 

It will still be FREE to attend but visitors will be required to book timeslots to enable them to limit the number of people at the Garden at any one time. 

Garden spokesperson, Simon Milne MBE, said “We look forward to welcoming back visitors to all four Gardens. This connection with the environment is vital for the well-being of all. 

“With the safety of our staff and visitors remaining our prime concern, we have amended operations on all sites to introduce measures that should build trust and confidence. 

“Lockdown has been a difficult time for everyone, caution is widespread, and life will remain away from what we regard as normal for some time. Travel restrictions remain in place and, for the immediate future, all four Gardens will be restricted to welcoming their local communities. However, this is a first hugely important step in our return to extended outreach.”

More details about the reopening of our Gardens and details of how Edinburgh visitors can book an advance time slot ticket will be announced on our website and social media platforms on Wednesday 24 June.

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